AJ Vs. Ngannou: “Easy Win For Joshua, Shouldn’t Be Sanctioned” – Robert Garcia
Trainer Robert Garcia says Anthony Joshua will easily beat Francis Ngannou and stop him in two rounds if the fight happens next.
Robert used to train the former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs) and feels that a fight between him and Ngannou (0-1) shouldn’t be sanctioned.
With the fight in Saudi Arabia, it will be sanctioned, and it’ll be a money grab, just like Joshua’s recent match against Otto Wallin last December in Riyadh.
The fight would make sense if Ngannou worked his way to the level of facing Joshua by beating top five or six top-tier heavyweights. At least if he did that, it wouldn’t be viewed as a clown show, but that’s not going to happen.
If Ngannou gets chosen by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn and the Saudis, he’ll be coming into the contest with one fight under his belt: a loss to Tyson Fury.
Making a joke of the sport
It looks bad that a fighter with one fight under his belt in the pro ranks, 37-year-old Ngannou, would potentially face a fighter with Joshua’s credentials. It makes a mockery of the sport, turning it into a circus-like joke, and cheapens it.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. started the cross-sports event, facing former UFC champion Conor McGregor, and that was a horrible fight. Mayweather carried McGregor for nine rounds before knocking him out in the tenth round in their expensive mega-bout in 2017.
The event went for $100 per household on PPV, and fans were angry afterward, feeling they’d wasted their money. A lot of fans swore off purchasing future boxing PPV events after wasting their money on that eyesore.
Joshua-Ngannou shouldn’t be sanctioned
“It’s an easy fight for Joshua. Those fights shouldn’t even be sanctioned,” said Robert Garcia to ESNEWS on his thoughts on a fight between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou.
“Ngannou, fighting the heavyweight champion of the world, Fury, it shouldn’t have been sanctioned. It’s a disrespect to boxing not to train one single day for that fight. It was embarrassing.
“In heavyweight boxing [of this era], none of these guys would hang with Mike Tyson, Holyfield, Holmes. That was different. Lennox Lewis would be doing really good now. He would beat most everybody.
“Joshua is one of the good ones, but you can’t compare them to the 80s and 90s,” said Garcia.