Tickets for this fight sold out in 90 seconds and no wonder. This is a hotly anticipated showdown and the venue – the O2 arena, is one of the best in the world for fight fans.
I've seen replays of all Anthony Joshua's fifteen knock-outs and he is one of the most powerful and devastating punchers I've ever seen. When he connects and you are on the end of it, it's lights out.
There is no doubt Joshua will be a World Champion but there is a doubt that this is the time for him to ascend to the throne and after only fifteen fights this is taking a risk where none need be taken.
Anthony Joshua V Gary Cornish Boxing Betting Tips After bigging up David Price several years ago when he burst on to the professional boxing scene I'm wary of pronouncing anyone to be “the next big thing” but Anthony Joshua is definitely that. There is no doubt about it. Not one of the Londoner's professional wins have lasted longer than three rounds and whilst Gary Cornish is going to be his strongest opponent yet he's not going to have a chance of stopping the one man destruction derby. Scotsman Cornish is fighting Joshua for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title and he's talking the talk threatening to dispatch Joshua early doors but it's a lot of hot air I'm afraid. Joshua is no David Price. For a start physically he is an imposing athlete. At 1.98 metres tall he...
Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko World Heavyweight Boxing Title
Tyson Fury travels to Düsseldorf on 24th October 2015 to fight for the Ukrainians world heavyweight titles and whilst Fury is unbeaten in 24 fights my money says he is a loudmouth with faulty technique that will be exposed by Klitschko who has not been beaten in 11, yes 11 years.
You can't deny Fury's ability to sell tickets though. At yesterdays press conference to promote the fight he pronounced that “You have as much charisma as my underpants – zero. I'm interested in breaking your face in”.
Muhammad Ali must groan inwardly every time he hears Fury open his big mouth.
It's been a long road back for heavyweight David Price who went from hero to zero after walking onto successive sucker punches in successive bouts from the very capable American Tony Thompson.
That was in February 2013 and punters who took my advice to get on Thompson made a healthy return.
Hands up all those who don't want to see Tyson Fury get a boxing lesson from David Haye?
Pretty unanimous then. Unlike Muhammad Ali, Fury has no substance to his style, no panache to his pretentiousness.Tyson Fury is a loudmouth who has no grace and it is about time the deficiencies in his boxing style were shown up for what they are.
This has all the portents for being the fight of the year.
The tall rangy Fury against the smaller but very experienced Cunningham is going to be one of the boxing events of 2013. The major disadvantage for Cunningham going into this fight is that he is by far the smaller fighter and has spent most of his fighting life in the cruiserweight division where he won, lost and regained the cruiserweight title. In his last fight against Thomas Adamek I thought Cunningham was robbed of victory by the judges. It was a close call but Cunningham was definitely the better fighter in my eyes and that loss against Adamek has muddied the waters where the betting odds are concerned. Cunningham is a massive 24/5 at Pinnacle Sports to win this fight.
Price has picked a very tricky although ageing Southpaw.
Here is a very interesting fight coming up for boxing betting fans and it is one that you won't want to miss.
Unbeaten British Heavyweight Champion David Price is taking a giant leap of faith by taking on "The Tiger" American Tony Thomson who throughout a long career run has lost only three fights – two of those in bouts for the heavyweight championship of the world against Wladimir Klitschko.
The American's only other loss was an early career TKO to Eric Kirkland in his fifth fight.
British Welterweight Championship defence.
The first Frank Warren promotion of 2013 sees the British Welterweight champion Frankie Gavin (14-0) take on aspiring professional Jason Welborn (11-1) in a warm up for Gavin's emergence onto the European boxing circuit.
The fight is live on Boxnation 18th January 2013.
The bookies have Gavin as a 1/25 stonewall favourite for the bout in the Walsall arena and having watched some YouTube footage of Welborn I don't think there is any value in backing him at best odds of 10/1 Bet365
On Saturday December 22nd These two fighters square off against each other four years after their first meeting live on NBC 4pm EDT which will be the first fight shown live on the network for eight years.
Both of these fighters have made transitions from lighter weights through to the heavyweight division but Cunningham is the smaller fighter and will have the most to do if he is going to win this fight.
Whatever happens this is a rematch of their 2008 bout when they met for the cruiserweight championship which was a massively entertaining fight and there is no reason not to expect more of the same from these two exciting fighters.
The Bolton fighter is licking his wounds after being defeated by Danny Garcia back in July and if he manages to jut out his glass chin one more time then it is going to be a long lonely road back for Amir Khan.
That's if he doesn't retire, which at the age of 26 is pretty unthinkable for such a talented boxer.
Against Garcia, Khan was winning the fight comfortably and dishing out a boxing lesson until his opponent managed to land a beauty of a right hook flush on the jaw and from there Khan never recovered taking an eight count and being deemed unable to defend himself by the referee after two more knock downs.