Anthony Joshua is hoping fellow unbeaten heavyweight Gary Cornish can push him to produce ‘a boxing masterclass’ when the pair meet on September 12 for the Commonwealth title.
The 25-year-old Olympic champion (13-0-KO13) takes on Cornish at The O2 – live on Sky Sports – and the Scot presents a completely different challenge to the experienced Kevin Johnson, whom Joshua halted in two rounds at the same venue on May 30.
Joshua said: “It doesn’t change the preparation much. I’m just getting on in my career and time is passing so I’ll change naturally, whether I’m fighting Kevin Johnson or Gary Cornish.
“If something’s working, don’t change it. That’s how I’ll be approaching Gary Cornish.
“The main thing is getting that win. If I was to go the 12 rounds and knock him out in the last 10 seconds, it’s just about how I win. If I go out there and box him for 12 rounds and people say it was a masterclass then I’ll be happy with that.

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