By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) will be fighting American heavyweight Brian Minto (41-9, 26 KOs) tonight for the vacant WBC International Silver heavyweight title on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s fight against unbeaten Gary Cornish at the O2 Arena in London, England. Joshua surprised boxing fans at the final press conference when he told Whyte “You’re lucky to be fighting on my undercard.”
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) weighed in at a career high of 249 pounds on Friday at his weigh-in for his bout this Saturday night against unbeaten Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK. For his part, the 6’7” Cornish also came in at a career high weight in weighing in at 256lbs.
By Gav Duthie: I have to give credit to Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Promotions for creating an interesting show on Sept 12 involving Anthony Joshua 13-0 (13) and Dillian Whyte 15-0 (12) at the O2 arena in London. Joshua and Whyte are heavy favorites to win in separate bouts but are on a collision course to fight each other. Despite this there is an outside chance that Gary Cornish or Brian Minto could win their fights and spoil the party.
It is a risk from Matchroom to put Joshua in with a hungry contender and Whyte with a seasoned veteran but I feel it is the right decision. There must have been a temptation to go easy. In the press conference Whyte was at it with Joshua and their future fight is building itself. It didn’t really matter who they fought tomorrow but if either loses the Joshua-Whyte fight is over, can this actually happen?
By Scott Gilfoid: Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) will be battling Brian Minto, and Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) takes on Gary Cornish in heavyweight action this Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England. Whyte and Joshua will be meeting each other on December 12th if they win their respective fights on Saturday.
During Thursday’s final press conference, Whyte and Joshua jawed back and forth with one another about their upcoming December fight. Joshua doesn’t seem capable of taking Whyte seriously, as he sees him as little more than a speed bump that he doesn’t need to pay attention to or respect.
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweights Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) and Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) traded shots today at the final press conference in London, England to hype their separate fights on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Everything was fine for a while when Joshua, 25, was focusing on talking about his fight against Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs), but then things turned bad when Joshua switched lanes and started trashing Whyte.
By Scott Gilfoid: Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) says he’s not looking past his opponent Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) this Saturday towards a more dangerous fight against Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) on December 12th.
Joshua says his concentration is completely on the task at hand in trying to defeat the 28-year-old Cornish to capture the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Whyte is fighting on the undercard against Brian Minto (41-9, 26 KOs).
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight talent Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) makes it very clear that he has no use for unbeaten #2 WBC Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs), who he will likely be facing later this year on December 12th in London, UK. Whyte, 27, sees Joshua as a fake type of a person, who he feels is pretentious.
Whyte just does not care for the 6’6” Joshua. None of this matters though because they don’t have to like each other. The two of them will be squaring off in three months from now, and then they can move on after that fight. Whyte already whipped Joshua six years ago in beating him in the amateur ranks.
By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night boxing fans in the UK will be seeing two interesting heavyweight fights between #2 WBC, #3 WBO, #13 IBF, #13 WBA Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) and Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) in the main event in a fight for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title, and undefeated prospect Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) and 40-year-old Brian Minto (41-9, 26 KOs) in a fight for the vacant WBC International Silver heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London, England.
The always tough Minto is a replacement for 40-year-old Dominic Guinn, who recently had to pull out of the fight with the hard hitting Whyte last week.
By Jim Dower: 22-year-old heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker (9-0, 8 KO’s) stayed unbeaten tonight in stopping 39-year-old veteran Brian Minto (39-8, 25 KO’s) in a 7th round retirement to capture the interim PABA heavyweight title at the Vodafone Events Center in Manukau City, New Zealand.
By Jim Dower: Brian Minto (35-4, 22 KO’s) moved back up to heavyweight to take on Tony Grano (19-2-1, 15 KO’s) on Saturday night and I bet Minto, 37, probably wishes he had stayed at cruisierweight, as he was stopped in the third round by Grando at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.