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Anthony Joshua wins Commonwealth heavyweight title with first-round KO

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Anthony Joshua stunned thousands of expectant fans with yet another explosive knockout on Saturday night, against Scotland's Gary Cornish.

Going into the fight, both men were undefeated. Cornish boasted an impressive 21 wins in 21 fights with 12 KOs, while Joshua had 13 wins in 13 fights - all of which had been KOs.

And many boxing fans thought that Saturday's fight was to be Joshua's first test, as the pair fought it out for the vacant commonwealth heavyweight title.

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As Joshua's promotional video played in front of a packed out O2 Arena, their was an air of expectation on his shoulders, with Cornish the crowds pantomime villain.

Much the same as all his previous bouts, it did not take long for Joshua to turn the screw, landing a series of ferocious punches, one of which knocked down the Highlander within 90 seconds.

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Another stunning KO

The Scot found his feet, but could never really recover from the initial flooring and once again fell to the canvas on one knee, after Joshua landed yet more devastating combos.

The referee Victor Loughlin adjudged Cornish to be unable to continue and the time recorded was an astounding one minute and 37 seconds. Joshua is still yet to fight any further than three rounds in his professional career.

Joshua graciously thanked his beloved fans by kissing the famous right glove that has been responsible for so many of his victories.

Boxers heap praise on Joshua

Fellow boxer, Tony Bellew tweeted about the Olympic Champions victory, describing it as 'ruthless' and 'vicious'.

AJ's rival, Dillian Whyte, had nothing but praise for Joshua after such a dominant display and said "credit where credit is due" - per Sky Sports - ahead of a potential fight with Joshua later this year.

You have to wonder how many fighters in the world right now would really stand a chance against the enormous lad from Watford.

How long will it be before he faces the likes of Klitschko and Fury?

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