ANTHONY JOHUA requires a "brain transplant", if he wants to beat Oleksandr Uzyk, according Carl Froch.
AJ was totally outclassed last September by the undefeated Ukrainian 35-year-old, who lost his world titles in unanimous decision.
Carl Froch claims that Anthony Joshua needs a brain transplant to defeat Oleksandr Usyk
On August 20, AJ and the Ukrainian will meet again in a rematch.
After agreeing to a PS100million match with the champ, the Watford-born star will have his chance at redemption. It will be held in Saudi Arabia on 20 August.
Joshua, 32, hired Robert Garcia as his new trainer to help him become a three time heavyweight king. However, Froch, a former super-middleweight champion, is not optimistic about his prospects.
The Cobra said to iFL TV that he believes a change can be good. However, for Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk to win, he will need a brain transplant. He has all the physical attributes, but I don't believe he can beat him.
Joshua will have to defeat Usyk in the rematch. It's going be tough unless he shifts his mind and mindset.
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His mindset must be right on target. He must believe in himself and be confident that he can do the job. He can succeed if he believes in himself.
"I think that Ruiz hasn’t had the mindset or mentality of a winner since Ruiz’s loss.
"He was able to get through the Ruiz rematch, but I wasn't impressed by the (Kubrat Pulev) victory.
"I have not seen that fire in his belly." I don’t believe Rob McCracken should be left. I don’t know if it was a wise decision, but I hope it is a good one for him in terms he changes his mindset.FREE BETTING AND SIGN-UP DEALS - THE BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERINGS
Froch said: "Maybe change is as good or better than anything else when it comes to a rematch against somebody like Usyk, because he needs something different."
"It's a difficult one for AJ. He can do it. He needs to be mentally sharp. He must get his head straight.
"If he doesn’t believe in himself, it’s best to not bother coming up."