Anthony Joshua’s latest annihilation of an opponent has left him contemplating the prospect of fighting Wladimir Klitschko or Deontay Wilder next year.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist twice floored Scotsman Gary Cornish in a 97-second victory in what was supposed to be his hardest fight yet at the O2 Arena on Saturday.
Cornish, who entered the ring with an unblemished 21-fight record and a slight height advantage, became Joshua’s fifth first round victim and the north London-based boxer has yet to be extended beyond three rounds.
Dillian Whyte (16-0, 13 KOs) will be the next one to try and he has beaten Joshua before, as an amateur.“I can’t predict if Dillian will be a longer fight,” said Joshua. “My ambition is a bit higher than Dillian Whyte. I’m going to deal with that boy and then I can achieve what I want to do.
“With me, the more time I have in boxing the more relaxed and better I get and the less I get hit the better. If I get smashed up by these guys now then I’m not going to step up a fight the likes of Deontay Wilder.