Robert Garcia has revealed the fighter he thinks could beat unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk – and he’s the one who hung up the gloves a long time ago.
Talk to FightHype, Garcia said he thinks a young Mike Tyson would have the perfect style to counter the Ukrainian’s polished skills.
When asked if he saw another heavyweight who could beat Usyk, Garcia replied:
“Man, Usyk is very difficult.
I don’t even know if there’s a heavyweight who fights like that, but if we had a fighter like the old Mike Tyson, I think that style is probably the one that Usyk beats.
But we don’t have anyone like that in the heavyweight division.
When it comes to top guys, I don’t think there’s anyone who fights like Mike Tyson, so maybe it’s going to be hard to find someone to beat him.
Garcia coached Anthony Joshua for his rematch loss to Usyk in August, and there has been much speculation as to whether or not the Briton will stay with Garcia or change training camps again.
AJ could be scheduled for the biggest night of his career yet in December, with talk of a monster fight with Tyson Fury progressing well.
As for Usyk, he accused Fury of continuing Joshua’s fight as a way to avoid an uncontested clash, with his management reiterating the idea that ‘The Gypsy King’ was afraid of the three-belt champion.