Anthony Joshua begins domestic title quest in September
British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua will face Gary Cornish for the vacant Commonwealth title in London, England, on September 12.
An Olympic champion at London 2012, Joshua has raced to 13-0 (13 knockouts) since turning professional and will now look to claim gold in the paid ranks.
Scotsman Cornish is also unbeaten at 21-0 (12 knockouts). The 28-year-old has been a professional since 2011 and, at 6ft 7, and 250 pounds, he can at least match Joshua in terms of size and dimensions. Whether he has the skill and power to deter one of the sport’s most impressive prospects remains to be seen.
Another Brit, Dillian Whyte, will have his eyes on this bout as he looks to face the winner for the British title later this year. Whyte continues his preparations for the August 1 show in Hull, England, where another Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell meets Tommy Coyle in the main event.
Tickets will go on sale at midday tomorrow (Friday July 17) to Matchroom Fight Pass members priced ┬ú40, ┬ú60, ┬ú80, ┬ú100, ┬ú150 and ┬ú250 VIPs from www.MatchroomBoxing.com.
Tickets go on general sale at midday on Monday July 20 with ┬ú40, ┬ú60, ┬ú80, ┬ú100 and ┬ú150 tickets available from The O2 at www.theO2.co.uk and on 0844 856 0202, with the ┬ú250 VIP tickets exclusively available from www.MatchroomBoxing.com.
Information provided courtesy of a press release by Matchroom Promotions