The Briton looks set to seek revenge for his title loss to Oleksandr Usyk in the near future.
Robert Garcia is aiming to make Anthony Joshua a world champion again.
The trainer has been added to the former IBF, WBA and WBO champion’s training team headed up by Angel Fernandez, as he prepares for his rematch with the current three-belt heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk.
The pair fought in September 2021 and are expected to fight again this summer, in a bout that was delayed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Usyk’s return to his homeland.
Garcia explained that guiding Joshua back to the top of boxing’s heavyweight division would give him huge satisfaction.
“I love that challenge,” Garcia said to Little Giant Boxing. “Especially coming off a loss and getting the rematch against a guy that beat him.
“It’s a great challenge for me. I understand it’s not going to be easy. I’m gonna do whatever it takes to get Anthony to become champion again.
“That’s the thing that motivates me the most: after coming off a loss where people don’t expect him to win. Those are the challenges that I love. Like when Maidana beat Broner or Abner Mares beat [Jesus] Cuellar or Steve Luevano who travelled to London to fight Nicky Cook and knocked him out in the 11th round where nobody expected that to happen.”
“Those are the challenges that I like and right now Anthony Joshua is that challenge.
“He lost. He didn’t take a beating. He lost a decision. But he lost. Clearly lost. Now to pull off the win it would be huge for me, man. It would be huge for me as a trainer having the heavyweight champion of the world. Can’t get any better than that.”
Garcia currently trains Mikey Garcia, Jesse Rodriguez, Joshua Franco, and Jose Ramirez, among others.