Feature | Sep 22 2017

Gary Cornish: ‘All that’s on my mind is on becoming British champion’

George Storr looks forward to the Gary Cornish vs Sam Sexton British heavyweight title fight
Gary Cornish
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NEVER before has a Scotsman been Britain’s heavyweight champion, but Gary Cornish is planning to change that when he takes on Sam Sexton for the vacant title on October 6th. “All that’s on my mind is to become British champion,” he says, and given his towering frame he’s going to take some stopping.

Cornish is sadly best known for his first round loss to Anthony Joshua, but in the short time he shared a ring with AJ he showed himself to be much more game than any of the Englishman’s early opponents. He describes the bout now as a “good learning fight” and concedes it will take the sting out of being in the spotlight against Sam Sexton.

Now, with that experience behind him and a record of 24-1-0, Cornish is looking to take his career to the next level and claim the British title. The last three holders of the British heavyweight championship belt are big names, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte and AJ have all been proud owners of the prestigious Lonsdale belt.