Anthony Joshua looks ‘worried’ going into Usyk rematch and needs to ‘sort his head out’ ahead of Saudi showdown

ANTHONY JOSHUA looks “worried” heading into his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk and must “sort his head out”, Carl Froch said.

 

Joshua faces again Usyk on August 20 in Saudi Arabia, having initially lost last September.

The two came face to face again while promoting the pay-per-view fight in the Middle East and London.

And Froch told Boxing Social: “It’s hard to take anything this early in the fight, they’re not fighting for a while.

“I just think Usyk’s extremely confident and he has every right to be because he’s extremely talented.

“AJ looks a little bit worried and he should be because he’s in against a fantastic talent.”

Joshua, 32, left long-time trainer Rob McCracken after defeat to Usyk, 35, and brought in esteemed US mastermind Robert Garcia.

McCracken also coached Froch, 45, who believes Garcia can make AJ a more aggressive heavyweight fighter.

He said: “Everyone’s already said it, but he’s the bigger stronger man so if he can he can use those attributes he can get the win.

“The first thing he needs to do before he gets in that ring is get his head sorted out.

“I’ve said he needs a brain transplant before and people were like, ‘What’s he talking about?’

“What I mean by that is he needs a totally different mindset and maybe a change in trainer [will do that].”

“I don’t think he should have left Rob McCracken but this change might do him good because it might just reignite something and get him thinking differently – get him a little bit more aggressive.

“He needs to get his head right and start to believe in himself, otherwise it’s going to go wrong for him.”

Carl Froch says Anthony Joshua looks 'worried' going into his Oleksandr Usyk rematch
Carl Froch says Anthony Joshua looks ‘worried’ going into his Oleksandr Usyk rematchCredit: AFP

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