Rob McCracken has rubbished claims Anthony Joshua has a glass chin ahead of Saturday’s unification showdown with Joseph Parker, and claimed that few other boxers would have been unable to survive the Wladimir Klitschko onslaught in their title fight last year.
Parker’s camp have made repeated reference to Joshua’s inability to take a punch, even christening him ‘Glass Jaw Joshua’ at a controversial press conference earlier this year.
Much of the logic behind that line of attack seems to stem from Joshua’s performance against Klitschko – when he was knocked to the canvas in the sixth round before battling back to land a famous victory – but his trainer McCracken has argued the shots his man weathered would have knocked out most challengers.
“Here’s the thing just so we can clear it up,” McCracken says. “People say ‘oh, he blows’. He got hit with about 30 sledgehammers in rounds five and six against Klitschko.
“It’s like being in a car crash. Klitschko hit him on the chin with about six left hooks, clean. Normally he knocks everyone out with those shots. Read More