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Anthony Joshua v Gary Cornish On September 12th

Matchroom Boxing have big plans for undefeated heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, who enters his first significant title fight on September 12th, when he fights Scotland’s Gary Cornish for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight strap at the O2 in London.

After destroying American veteran Kevin Johnson inside two rounds in May in what was meant to be his toughest test yet, the former Olympic gold medalist feels he is on a faster than anticipated career arc, possibly eyeing a world title shot towards the end of 2016/early 2017 should everything go as planned. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua v Gary Cornish Confirmed For September

Big punching British heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua will face unbeaten Scotsman Gary Cornish for the Commonwealth heavyweight title on September 12th, it has been confirmed by the ex-Olympian’s promoters, Matchroom Sport.

After Australian heavy Lucas Browne was stripped of the title recently, promoter Eddie Hearn has maneuvered his man expertly into position for his first significant title fight, with a view to then facing old amateur foe Dillian Whyte in November or December – assuming, of course, he first gets past Cornish. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua vs Gary Cornish on Sept 12

Anthony Joshua MBE will face Gary Cornish in his first major title bout with the vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title on the line at The O2 in London on September 12, live on Sky Sports.

Joshua has raced to 13-0 with 13 devastating KO wins since turning pro and now looks to add major belts to his Olympic gold medal, starting with the Commonwealth strap. Continue reading

In the Land of the Heavyweights, the Brits Hold the Keys to the Kingdom

Once, more top heavy than Alice Eve, the heavyweight division is starting to develop some depth of talent that has also awakened an interest in the glamour division long bereft of such. Seemingly forever dominated by the name Klitschko, whether it be Vitali or Wladimir, there are new names and personalities appearing amongst the giants that don’t remind us of a robot manufacturer. One island nation known for their infatuation with the division, is leading the way developing excitement and talent north of 14 stone. By now you know I’m talking about the braggadocios Brits.

With the news of verbal sparring partners Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte agreeing to fight later this year, coupled with Tyson Fury battling the aforementioned Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight crown; it gives credence to the sentiment that the future and the present state of the division could fly under the Union Jack. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte Is On!

It has been confirmed that British heavyweight prospects Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte will indeed fight later this year, most probably in November or December for the British heavyweight title.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn this week spoke with Whyte once again to hammer out a deal for the contest, with a view to getting the “Villian” out beforehand on his August 1st “Rumble on the Humber” show from Hull.

Hearn said to Sky Sports; Continue reading

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte Is Inevitable

After the 2 fighters once again began trading barbs over twitter yesterday, and a host of fight fans began chucking in their two cents, Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn was forced to publicly intervene, thus giving his clearest indication yet that the big domestic heavyweight clash between rising star Anthony Joshua and Brixton’s Dillian Whyte is firmly on his radar for later this year.

After tweeting that he would allow the two undefeated prospects to go at it in the ring, Hearn has today given an interview with Sky Sports in which he says he is eyeing November or December for the clash – a fight he refers to as “inevitable”. Continue reading

British Mega-Fight: Haye v Joshua

Standing 6 foot 6 inches and tipping the scales for his last fight at a ripped 248 1/2 pounds, the sight of Anthony Joshua is surely not what any boxer wants in the opposite corner when that first bell rings.

After just over a year and a half as a professional, the reigning Olympic super heavyweight champion from Watford has torn through thirteen opponents – all by stoppage. The normally durable American, Kevin Johnson, was recently hammered through the ropes in the first round, somehow surviving a couple more minutes before the referee had seen enough. No opponent has made it to the fourth round. Continue reading

David Price Wants An Anthony Joshua Fight

Not so long ago, it was between David Price and Tyson Fury as to who the next big British heavyweight was going to be, with the two men looking to be on an eventual collision course to decide. Anthony Joshua had barely turned professional.

And then along came wily old veteran Tony Thompson and the wheels came off for David Price. After those two career-derailing knockouts that left Price on the heavyweight scrap heap, Tyson Fury went his own way and is now set to challenge Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO title later this year. Continue reading

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