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Joe Cordina ready for World Championship fight at home in Cardiff against Kenichi Ogawa

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Joe Cordina will get the chance to fight for a world title in his hometown cardiff when he starts IBF Super Featherweight Champion Kenichi Ogawa next month.

Cordina, 30, has won all 14 fights since turning pro after competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics and will now fight his 34-year-old Japanese Rivals on June 4th at Motorpoint Arena.

“I’ve dedicated my whole life to boxing and put myself in this position,” said Cordina, a former Briton Commonwealth Lightweight champion dropped in the 130lb division.

“Now it’s this opportunity that counts, my world title shot. Becoming a world champion is a lifetime dream of mine and a stepping stone to securing my family’s future and making all the times we’ve missed with them worthwhile.

“I will seize this opportunity with both hands; I’m willing to do anything to win. Be ready to see the best Joe Cordina on fight night.

Ogawa (26-1-1, 18 KOs) claimed the vacant IBF crown last November by twice defeating Azinga Fuzile en route to a unanimous decision victory over his South African opponent.

Joe Cordina has won all 14 fights since turning pro (Tim Goode/PA)

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“This is it for Joe Cordina – his chance of a lifetime and his moment of truth,” said Cordina’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

“Joe has the opportunity to become it World Champion in his hometown and lined up with the all-time greats there.

“Ogawa is a huge step up, big, strong and proven as an elite fighter. The win for both men creates tremendous opportunities for unification.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cardiff-matchroom-boxing-ibf-japanese-world-b2070931.html Joe Cordina ready for World Championship fight at home in Cardiff against Kenichi Ogawa

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