Anthony Joshua ‘confident about his new game plan’ for crunch Saudi rematch with ‘pound-for-pound king Oleksandr Usyk

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ANTHONY JOSHUA is “confident” the addition of Robert Garcia will help him exact revenge on Oleksandr Usyk in their Saudi showdown later this month.

The Watford warrior, 32, brought in the 14-time world champion coach earlier this year after axing long-time trainer Robert McCracken following his lopsided points defeat to the Ukrainian last September.

Anthony Joshua will renew his rivalry with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia later this month

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Anthony Joshua will renew his rivalry with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia later this monthCredit: REUTERS
AJ has cooked up an aggressive game plan along with help of new coach Robert Garcia

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AJ has cooked up an aggressive game plan along with help of new coach Robert GarciaCredit: MARC ASPLAND
The former champ is confident the addition of Garcia will bring him victory in Saudi

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The former champ is confident the addition of Garcia will bring him victory in SaudiCredit: ANTHONY JOSHUA

Joshua has been cooking up an aggressive game plan for the Saudi showdown with Garcia for close to a year and believes their new approach will end the slick southpaw’s reign as unified heavyweight king.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I think [Joshua] is confident about the gameplan, he’s confident about what he’s got to do, and I think he’s in a great place.

“He knows the mistakes he’s made in the past, and he knows that he’s got to rectify them, but he’s very confident.

“I think he likes the addition of Robert Garcia, and we’re all confident for the fight.”

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Joshua was easily turned over in his Tottenham tussle with the former undisputed cruiserweight king, who has yet to taste defeat as a professional.

And Hearn insists AJ should feel no shame if he’s outfoxed and outboxed by the smooth operator in their desert dust-up.

He told The Independent: “If you lose, you lose to a pound-for-pound No 1, and then you regroup and you go again.

“But obviously you want to win, and if he wins, I believe the Tyson Fury fight will happen.

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“If he doesn’t, he goes back to being a contender again.”

Victory in the Saudi slugfest will see Joshua become a three-time heavyweight champion – but the Brit doesn’t plan on holding the belts up high for too long.

He told JD Sports: “I feel like I’m not getting looked at as someone who is a dominant heavyweight in the division.

“This big Anthony Joshua goes and wins, becomes three-time, I’mma dash these belts.

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“Because you’ve gotta learn to respect me as a person. Quote that. I’m tired, I don’t want to be respected because of the belts I hold.

“I wanna be respected because of the man you see.”

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