Aug 05, 2022
Anthony Joshua has had ‘the bad guy’ pulled out of him by new coach Robert Garcia ahead of crunch Oleksandr Usyk rematch
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ROBERT GARCIA has brought the "bad guy" out of Anthony Joshua ahead of the Brit's crunch clash with Oleksandr Usyk.
The Watford warrior will bid to reclaim the unified heavyweight titles from the slick southpaw in a potentially career-defining Saudi showdown a fortnight on Saturday.3Anthony Joshua will rematch Oleksandr Usyk in a crunch rematch later this monthCredit: GETTY 3AJ recently appointed Robert Garcia as his head coach for the crunch rematchCredit: SNAPCHAT 3And Frazer Clarke reckons Garcia has "pulled the bad guy" out of the former champCredit: TWITTER
Joshua, 32, brought in multiple-time world-champion coach Garcia to help him get the better of the undefeated Ukrainian second time around.
And training partner Frazer Clarke believes the renowned coach has brought out a previously-unseen vicious streak in the former champ.
He told Sky Sports: "I feel like [Joshua is] a nice guy. I think someone had to pull the bad guy out of him. I think Robert Garcia was good to do that.
"He pulled out the not give a s**t about anyone apart from winning this fight. He's brought it out of him."READ MORE IN SPORTROAD TO REMATCH Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2: Date, UK start time, live stream
Usyk, 35, is the bookies' favourite to win the desert dust-up, but Frazer insists it'd be wrong to write off AJ's chances of getting revenge.
He added: "This could be Britain's greatest night of heavyweight boxing.
"I feel like everyone's putting him as a massive underdog and he might just get outboxed for 12 rounds. But you'd be daft to bet against him."
Clarke has helped AJ get ready for the biggest fight of his career and seen improvements in the former two-time heavyweight king.
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympian said of his fellow Brit: "He's under no illusions.
"He's going to have to be the best he's ever been to beat Usyk. I think he's going to have to be better than he's ever been.
"Better than the Wladimir Klitschko night. I feel like he has to be Klitschko-esque.
"That night there were ups and downs and he had to come back. He might just have to do that.
"He's got every chance. From what I've seen him put in on a daily and a weekly basis, he's given himself every chance and that's all you can ask from a fighter in a camp.
"If you give everything you've got to give, with the experience and the skill he's already got, he's given himself every chance.
"There's a lot of people out there talking about Usyk being so good and this and that. He is very good.Read More on The SunHEAVEN OR HELL? I asked for a cute angel wings tattoo but was horrified by what I gotFAT SHAMED Docs said my huge legs were 'just fat' but a stranger spotted worrying symptoms
"There's no doubt. He's a great fighter. But he's a human.
"If AJ hits him on the chin more than once, he's only human, he goes down, he probably doesn't get back up."
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Giants Place Promising Defender on Injured Reserve
Getty Images Giants head coach Brian Daboll looks on during a game.
The New York Giants announced that cornerback Aaron Robinson has been placed on Injured Reserve after the second-year defender suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s win against the Chicago Bears.
The Giants placed CB Aaron Robinson (knee) on IR.
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— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) October 4, 2022
Robinson returned in Week 4 and played in just 12 snaps before suffering his knee injury after missing the previous two games due to recovering from his appendix being removed.
The 2021 third-round pick started in the season opener at the Tennessee Titans. He showed promise in Week 1, recording five tackles (four solo) and one pass defense. He earned a respectable 73.4 grade from Pro Football Focus.
Now, Robinson is out for at least four games. The Athletic’s Dan Duggan added that the Giants are “very think” at the cornerback spot with Cor’Dale Flott’s calf injury that kept him out in Week 4.
Robinson missed two games after an emergency appendectomy, returned for 10 snaps and then suffered this knee injury. He's out at least four games. With Cor'Dale Flott dealing with a calf injury, the Giants are very thin at corner https://t.co/6VOhGeszwR
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) October 4, 2022
It’s expected that the Giants will move veteran cornerback Fabian Moreau into Robinson’s starting spot.
With an opening on the 53-man roster, the Giants could add one reinforcement at either cornerback, quarterback or the wide receiver spot as all three positions have depth concerns.Cornerback Outlook
With Robinson out, it’s like that Moreau is the cornerback starter opposite Adoree’ Jackson. Moreau started 16 games for the Atlanta Falcons last season, posting 61 total tackles and 11 pass defenses.
In Week 4, Moreau had four pass deflections, with one of them saving a potential touchdown from Bears quarterback Justin Fields to wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown.
Some great pass coverage by Fabian Moreau — that experience was needed, maybe stopped a TD right there #NYG pic.twitter.com/VSeMszYsM9
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) October 2, 2022
Darnay Holmes is the team’s slot cornerback. The only healthy backup on the 53-man roster currently is Justin Layne, a fourth-year player who has yet to play a defensive snap this season.
There are two cornerbacks on the Giant’s practice squad. They are undrafted rookie Zyon Gilbert and Olaijah Griffin, a former undrafted player who played with the Buffalo Bills practice squad in 2021.