Anthony Joshua recently revealed that Robert McCracken is working with him and he had the Team GB coach in his corner for Saturday night’s three-round destruction of Eric Molina at the Manchester Arena. Molina went straight into survival mode and offered scant resistance as Joshua powered to another KO win.
IBF heavyweight title-holder Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) is now pencilled in to face former world Champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29, with the vacant IBO and WBA titles also on the line. It is the Olympic Gold Medallist’s first real litmus test as a pro and McCracken believes that speed and youth with prevail.
“Klitschko is a different type of test,” he stated when speaking to the Metro. “He’s beaten big punchers before but I think Anthony’s more than a big puncher. Speed is the key as well—when you have his speed, they don’t see the punches coming. And that will be the plan for Klitschko, that Klitschko just can’t avoid or defend what’s coming from Anthony.”
“The tests lie ahead but he’s in a great place and we’re more than confident that he’ll beat Klitschko. I think he’s more than capable of becoming undisputed heavyweight champion. If you match him as Wilder’s been matched, he’s well ahead of Wilder. Klitschko won’t be able to avoid what’s coming from Anthony.”