Antony Joshua’s trainer Robert Garcia wants the former heavyweight champion to start preparing for fights in the US.
Garcia, 47, first worked with AJ ahead of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.
The Californian, who previously coached Luis Ortiz, flew to the UK to support Joshua but he wants that to change in the future.
Garcia believes an eight-week fight camp at his California gym would be the best way to prepare Joshua for fights – adding the Brit needs other boxing champions to spur him on.
García told IZQUIERDAZO: “I’ve told Anthony and all his team that the best way to continue working together is for Anthony to train at my gym in California eight weeks before a fight.
“Six to eight weeks, that’s all I need for a good camp.
“I said to Anthony, ‘You need to be with more fighters, more champions. I want you to have more fighters to compete even if they are from the same gym but you have to compete.
“I told him, ‘You have to want to be better than them, and they’re going to want to be better than you. It’s going to work for all of you.’
“That’s what’s missing from his gym, the fighters going head-to-head where they don’t want the other fighter to do more than you do.
“He needs a place with other world champions.
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“Anthony was always alone in his camps, he had no other fighters to train with.
“He needs a happy environment to interact with other fighters, other sparring partners. I think that would help him a lot.”
AJ is trying to get his career back on track after multiple losses to Usyk and he has been urged by American promoter Dmitriy Salita to fight drug cheat crook Jarrell Miller.
Deontay Wilder is also planning his return to the ring and after taking on Robert Helenius he is dying to fight everyone including Joshua.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6114053/anthony-joshua-garcia-fight-camp-usyk/ Anthony Joshua said he should move combat camp to California and face tougher competition after crushing Oleksandr Usyk’s defeat