The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Joshua vs Cornish?
Anthony Joshua beat Gary Cornish by technical knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 12th September 2015 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Joshua vs Cornish stats
Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gary Cornish made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Joshua had a massive power advantage over Cornish, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Cornish's 57%.
Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Cornish had a height advantage of 1 inch over Joshua.
Both Anthony Joshua & Gary Cornish fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 5 months later than Cornish, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 124 to Cornish's 106.
Joshua vs Cornish form
Anthony Joshua had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Breazeale on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charles Martin on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Dillian Whyte on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight and BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Gary Cornish on 12th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Joshua vs Cornish?
Anthony Joshua was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Gary Cornish made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.