Big hitting British heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13ko), thinks that he will come through in style against Scotland’s Gary Cornish (21-0, 12ko) next Saturday, when the two go toe-to-toe for the Commonwealth heavyweight title in London.
The Olympic gold medalist, set to then meet fellow Londoner Dillian Whyte in December, looks to then eventually chase down Wladimir Klitschko towards the end of next year, and is confident that the Ukrainian – who boxes Tyson Fury on October 24th – will still be around by the time he is ready to step up.
“Hopefully I’ll be 14-0 by the end of this year so I think 20-0 would be good, or 18-0, by the time I fight Klitschko,” Joshua said to ESPN.com.
“If I can get past Cornish, then move on to Dillian Whyte in December, then next year if I can keep on winning, then I think for sure he will still be around and me and Klitschko can get it on.”
Joshua, who is yet to go beyond three rounds as a professional since turning pro almost exactly two years ago, doesn’t see the lack of rounds under his belt as being too detrimental to his overall learning, and a quick finish – in his eyes – is a theme that’s unlikely to change against Cornish.
AJ wants him out of there as soon as possible.
“I know everyone says you need rounds, (but) they will naturally come. I’ll never try to go in there and drag out a fight, especially in a professional ring.