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  1. ringnews24

    ringnews24 New Member

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    Gary Cornish (23-1, 12 KOs) has quit his day job to focus full-time on boxing, teaming up with MGM Scotland and Billy Nelson while leaving his Inverness boxing gym and former trainer behind.

    “The Highlander” last fought on the 24th of June 2016 against Tomas Mrazek; referee Kevin McIntyre scored the fight 60-54 to Cornish.

    16 months ago Cornish faced off in the ring with now IBF World Champion Anthony Joshua. Looking back on that fight and discussing what he learned, he told Ringnews24.com:

    “Pretty much everything – the atmosphere, the stage – I learnt a side of boxing I’ve never seen before. All the exposure and all that I got for that fight, it was a really good learning experience for me.

    http://www.ringnews24.com/2017/01/05/mgm-scotlands-gary-cornish-starts-new-chapter-career-big-plans-changes/#.WG5kwn3CcmI

    An interview I did a few days ago with Gary. He has just signed for MGM Scotland and teamed up with Billy Nelson and has made lots of changes in his life. I hope you enjoy the interview guys.
     
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    Bajingo Administrator
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    Fuck off.
     
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    NSFW CHB 4 LIFE

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    What level can Cornish get to?
     
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    statto Well-Known Member

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    He already got there. Its all downhill from here Im afraid.
     
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    I'm not so sure. He's never really impressed me, but he makes a good point in that so far he's only fought journeymen trying to survive and Joshua, with nothing in between. If he can build up his opposition and learn along the way he can still potentially do something domestically. I don't think it's totally fair to judge him on the Joshua fight which he always would have lost but was completely unprepared for.
     
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    Tbf we're mostly judging him on poor performances vs some of those awful fighters he's fought aha. He seems like a nice guy but I'm not sure he'll do anything at domestic level
     
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    The Portuguese journeyman who put him on his arse came to fight.
     
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    At least he actually threw punches at AJ unlike some others recently
     
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    Yeah that was a bad night.he was a cruiser as well if I remember correctly.it was on a maloney loaded undercard.

    But...I actually think cornish is alright.he has learned on the job due to his lack of experience.all the time he has been pro he has been part time and he hasn't been able to travel to get sparring,which is most likely why he has had so many 'development' fights.

    With nelson giving him time and getting better sparring regulary,plus MGM actually backing him I wouldn't be surprised if he was around british title level in a year or 18 months.he has a nice,loose style in the ring and obviously has the right build for a modern heavy.

    He lacks power unfortunatley but has a decent enough jab and even though he has been dropped and stopped I don't think he looks like fragile.

    I like him and want to see him do well.

    In fact....I wish him well.
     
  11. ringnews24

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    Good post onetowatch.

    I think Nelson will tighten his defence up and teach him a lot. He's done well to get as far as he has and hopefully in 2017 he will learn a lot from being a fulltime boxer and actual sparring. Hoping he has a decent 2017 and maybe he can get a big fight/title fight to see were hes at, at the end of the year.

    TBH, I don't think he has much to fear with current crop of unfit British heavyweights and it will be interesting to see how he progresses.

    Interesting you brought up his power. When you look at him, hes a big lad and has muscle and broad shoulders. Maybe his power will come under Nelson.
     
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    I've got two interviews that are still to be published with MGM's Promoter Sam Kynoch. (waiting on my editor checking)

    But, here is what he had to say Bajingo.

    SNIPPET:

    "To my mind he was operating to one level, to put it in terms, level E In alphabetical terms and he’s had a couple level E and the rest of the fights at level J and K and then he’s jumped up to the A league. He’s jumped up several levels to face Joshua - when he was ill prepared for it. What we will be looking to do is start out at where were starting out and upping his opposition as we go along. So when the big, big test comes he’s fully prepared."
     
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    Cornish is never going to be anything other than an opponent in Joshua's Wiki page.
     
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    mike_bngs Perennial challenger

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    Journey Man would be a far reach for this guy, best of luck to him. I have up most respect for any one that gets in there, but Cornish really does have anything other than being a big lad.
     
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    Dare I say he may have even out jabbed AJ for the short period he was actually in the fight. He didn't look half bad until he got punched...
     
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    No mention of Kellie Maloney. I thought she was managing Cornish.
     
  17. Felix

    Felix Firebirds! Energy weapons!

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    Joshua II in the works. "This time he's ready". Book it.
     

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