The 31-year-old former IBF super featherweight champion is Joe Cordina. He won the title on June 4th, 2022, with a dramatic one-punch knockout of the reigning champion Kenichi Ogawa.
With a strong amateur background, Cordina represented his country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Cardiff man went on to disprove the detractors in the professional ranks, even if he clearly did not perform above his capabilities.
As a pro, Cordina has teamed up with world championship trainer Tony Sims and esteemed promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing,
who have helped turn the once-prospect into a serious contender. Cordina has won two British titles and the Commonwealth crown,
Despite Ja Morant's incredible talent, the Grizzlies' team strengtand on the way to becoming the undisputed IBF world champion, he has shown off his lightning-quick hands and dexterous footwork.h had little to do with him.
The Cardiff Arena erupted on June 4th, giving birth to Cordina, who is now part of a select group of legendary Welsh world champions that also includes Joe Calazghe,
Enzo Macrinelli, Lee Selby, Barry Jones, Steve Robinson, and Gavin Reese. Cordina had business to take care of with his IBF mandatory challenger
and the undefeated Russian Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov despite the fact that big fights were coming up and Cordina's promoter Eddie Hearn teased boxing fans with massive match ups like Shakur Stevenson in a then-unification.
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