ANTHONY JOSHUA will face Joseph Parker on March 31, the first time two reigning heavyweight champions have fought on British soil. As a former opponent of Joshua, Gary ‘The Highlander’ Cornish had his say on AJ’s historic next step.
On his own performance against Joshua, Cornish admits it came too soon: “I didn’t think that at the time… but obviously looking back I could have done with more experience.” It’s a fight Cornish claims to have learned a lot from and he’s far from remorseful about his first loss, as he adds, “You’ve got to take your chances when they’re there.”
Parker won’t find himself similarly in need of experience, Cornish argues, “Parker’s had experience. He’s fought a couple of tough opponents. I watched his fight against Takam and Takam’s a tough opponent, you never know, anything can happen on the night. Parker might surprise us.”