ANTHONY JOSHUA has been hailed as the best heavyweight on earth by his new trainer – even though Tyson Fury is "a different beast".

Former super-featherweight world champion Robert Garcia has been drafted in from California by AJ in preparation to rematch Oleksandr Usyk.


Joshua, 32, was beaten by the Ukrainian, 35, in September and subsequently lost his belts and place in the heavyweight picture.

But Garcia is now a part of the team attempting to put a plan in place to gain revenge and once again regain the unified titles.

And the esteemed coach is confident Joshua is the man to rule over the whole division as the most gifted among his rivals.

Garcia told Little Giant Boxing: "Tyson Fury's a different beast, a different monster. Oleksandr Usyk's very technical and difficult.

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"Deontay Wilder has tremendous power. But overall talent, for me, I pick Joshua.

"Another thing is that Anthony Joshua also has insane power. He has great power, more than anybody else I think.

"Wilder, I have never felt his power, he is one of them guys too who has that one-punch power.

"But Joshua has it also and he is very strong."

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Joshua has left long-time coach Rob McCracken, the man who led him to Olympic gold and double unified belts.

It ends a decade long relationship which started in AJ's elite amateur days – which was when Garcia first took notice of the Brit.

He said: "Before I was even hired you could have asked me, 'Who do you think is the best, most talented heavyweight?'

"And I'd have always said Anthony Joshua. Since the first time I met him, I knew who he was because he won a gold medal.

"But [Evgeny] Gradovich was fighting in London and Anthony Joshua fought on that same card when he was just a beginner.

"He was obviously a superstar coming up with the gold medal, but I didn't know who he was.

"When I saw him going up to the weigh-ins, the way he looked right away I could feel that, even though I didn't know who he was, he was special."

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