Anthony Joshua vs. Gary Cornish this weekend
By Real Talk Ray: unbeaten #2 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KO’s) will be stepping it up this weekend by taking on the undefeated Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KO’s) this Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, England.
There has been plenty of noise about the opponents that Joshua has been fed since the beginning of his pro career forgetting he is only on his 13th fight, and has already taking much tougher fights than WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) did at the same time in his career and some might even say still is.
I can’t remember Wilder fighting many if any undefeated fighters/or many top ranking contenders apart from Bermane Stiverne for the Heavyweight crown which he now has in his possession, and if he makes it pass Gary Cornish he has the likes of the very tough looking, hard hitting, undefeated Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12KO’s) to deal with for his troubles, for an already set date of December the 12th, who is also fighting on the undercard against the 40 year old journeyman Brian Minto.
The Joshua vs. Whyte fight has been in high demand since the public knowledge of Whyte already having a win over Joshua in the amateur ranks, and after seeing Dillian Whyte fight a month ago on sky, I can see he is clearly improving with each fight and looks even better than he did back then. If I was involved in their promotions I would let them go their separate ways until they both have their title shots or lose trying, because I think they are both good enough to have great careers and a fight between them will always be an interesting and relevant fight regardless.
But in this era of boxing the best fights are hard to make and always come to a halt at some point, or they feel it needs to be built up more, or to milk a title reign, so let’s just be thankful for this new generation of fearless competitors, and long may it continue.