Robert Garcia revealed his desire to work with Anthony Joshua, but he also admitted that Derrick James was the best option for his corner. Despite this, Garcia still wants to work with Joshua.
"I'm happy for him, for the decision he made, I think it was what his career needed "I don't deny that I would love to have him here with me, but I think Derrick James will bring out the best in him."
After losing the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk in September 2021, Joshua broke off his connection with his trainer Rob McCracken.
He chose to practice with Robert Garcia for part II in August 2022 after touring several gyms in the US, but Usyk defeated him.
While speaking about the end of the fight he told the Youtube Channel "I think in the end our work together wasn't bad, but it could have been better," Robert added, "No one mentions what we went through in camp. I won't go into more detail, but no one mentions how we lived day to day. The important thing today is that he made a good decision."
AJ is set to return next April 1 against Joshua Franklin.
"What I would like to see him prepare in the United States where the best are," he added. "He made the right choice with Derrick James and I'm sure this is going to do him a lot of good and make a big difference in his career. I know he has that potential to be world heavyweight champion for the third time."