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Anthony Joshua could Gary Cornish in September

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After dismantling Kevin Johnson within two rounds back in May, the proposed big fight on September 12 for Anthony Joshua could see him up against undefeated Scottish heavyweight Gary Cornish. 

The 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist was scheduled to be in action on July 18 on the Manchester bill but promoter Eddie Hearn pulled 'AJ' out with Martin Murray stepping in to perform instead.

The idea now is to match Joshua up with more challenging opponents meaning that the Watford man will box less than he has been.

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Dillian Whyte looked to be the next challenger but as he is still recovering from an arm injury it looks likely that Whyte wont be ready for September but may feature on the same card as Joshua to add more build up to an already fiery rivalry.

A lot of heavyweights have been thrown into the mix, Manuel Charr, Mariusz Wach, Tony Thompson and Alexander Ustinov have all been rumoured as possible opponents for the undefeated boxer but this past week Scotland's Gary Cornish was also mentioned and as the days pass its looking more likely that the 28 year old will meet Joshua at the 02 Arena in September.

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Gary Cornish 

Gary 'Highlander' Cornish has recently signed a promotional deal with Kellie Maloney and is looking to make a name for himself in the division.

Despite boasting an undefeated record, the Inverness man is overlooked as a potential threat to the heavyweights. In his last bout Cornish picked up the IBO International title which has been the only belt he's won in a 21 fight pro career.

The 28 year old has not gone down the British or Commonwealth route and holds his best victories against Larry Olubamiwo, Paul Butlin and Marino Goles. When you match both resumes Joshua has fought more challenging opponents but being an undefeated boxer is always a positive and Cornish will also be the bigger man if they meet in in two month's time with a one inch height advantage.

'AJ' has never fought a taller fighter than himself so far in his pro career so the challenge is there to see whether the Olympian can adapt his style. 

September 12

The future of the heavyweights looks like it may rest in the palm of Anthony Joshua, so much talent and promise.

If the fight gets made Cornish has got the opportunity of a lifetime, for a boxer who has been under the radar for so long, he now has the chance to get the whole world talking about him in September, is an upset on the cards?

It's unlikely but as we have all seen before in the heavyweight division, one punch can change everything.           

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