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Watch: Joe Cordina knocks out Kenichi Ogawa to win title belt

Boxer Joe Cordina delivered a serious knockout punch during his match against Kenichi Ogawa at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday night. The two featherweights were fighting with Cordina’s WBA super featherweight title and Ogawa’s IBF super featherweight title on the line. Cordina pulled off a stunning second-round knockout with a huge right cross that dropped Ogawa instantly.
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Joe Cordina Knocks Out Kenichi Ogawa To Win IBF Super Featherweight Title

Joseph Cordina can now call himself a world champion. In front of his hometown fans in Wales, the 2016 Olympian scored a second-round knockout of Kenichi Ogawa. Avoiding the Japanese fighter’s power, Cordina dipped low before landing a right hand that put Ogawa on the canvas. The former IBF champion attempted to get to his feet, but referee Michael Alexander counted to ten before he could regain his senses. In complete bliss, Cordina celebrated with his cornermen as the crowd cheered.
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Joe Cordina claims IBF super-featherweight title with second-round knockout of Kenichi Ogawa

Joe Cordina claimed the IBF super featherweight title in his home town of Cardiff with a one-punch second-round knockout to unseat Japan’s Kenichi Ogawa.Welsh favourite Cordina thrilled the Motorpoint Arena crowd with a devastating right-hand finish, to storm to his first world title.The 30-year-old underwent major hand surgery in 2019, raising concerns on his potential future punching power.JOE CORDINA JUST DID THAT 👀#OgawaCordina pic.twitter.com/OXsBcqgqVe— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) June 4, 2022But the Cardiff native showed all the muscle and timing possible, to stun Ogawa and claim the belt.“It is a lifetime of work gone into five-and-a-half minutes of work; I’m just so thankful,” said Cordina.“I’ve been throwing some big punches in this camp, we’ve been working hard in the gym.“We’ve been working on that punch all camp and it’s an amazing feeling when you put hours and hours into it and it comes off, in the fight and it’s lights out.” Read More Jubilee news: Royal family joins Queen on palace balcony for fly-past
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Ogawa vs Cordina full fight video highlights and results: Joe Cordina knocks out Kenichi Ogawa to win IBF world title

Joe Cordina scored a stunning second round knockout at home in Cardiff, Wales, and took the IBF junior lightweight title from Kenichi Ogawa in short order. Cordina (15-0, 9 KO) had been one of Matchroom’s more celebrated prospects, but saw his career stagnate a bit the last few years, before getting this opportunity and taking a major step up in class against Ogawa (26-2-1, 18 KO), a proven world-level fighter and defending titleholder.
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Welshman Joe Cordina seeks lightweight title against Kenichi Ogawa despite surgery setback

Joe Cordina challenges Kenichi Ogawa for a world junior lightweight title Saturday, but it was not so long ago he feared injury had wrecked his boxing dream. Cordina (14-0, 8 KOs), 30, takes on Ogawa for the Japanese boxer's IBF title in front of his home city fans at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, after quickly regaining momentum with three wins last year.
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Weigh in Alert: Kenichi Ogawa 129.5 Joe Cordina 129.9

Both champion Kinichi Ogawa and challenger Joe Cordina greeted each other with a smile and handshake ahead of their IBF junior lightweight title bout. The fighters were inside the division limit and looked in excellent shape ahead of their showdown at The Motarpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday. Ogawa...
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Photos: Kenichi Ogawa, Joe Cordina - Face To Face at Final Presser

Joe Cordina will challenge Kenichi Ogawa for the IBF Super-Featherweight World Title at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Saturday June 4, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand). (photos by Mark Robinson) Welshman Cordina (14-0, 8 KOs), a former British and Commonwealth Champion at Lightweight, dropped down in...
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Kenichi Ogawa vs. Joe Cordina on June 4 in Cardiff, DAZN

Joe Cordina will challenge Kenichi Ogawa for the IBF Super-Featherweight World Title at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Saturday June 4, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand). Welshman Cordina (14-0, 8 KOs), a former British and Commonwealth Champion at Lightweight, dropped down in weight to Super-Featherweight after...
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Joe Cordina ready for world title fight at home in Cardiff against Kenichi Ogawa

Joe Cordina will get the chance to challenge for a world title in his home city of Cardiff when he takes on IBF super-featherweight champion Kenichi Ogawa next month.Cordina, 30, has won all 14 bouts since turning professional after competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics and will now fight his 34-year-old Japanese rival on June 4 at the Motorpoint Arena.“I’ve dedicated my entire life to boxing and to putting myself in this position,” said Cordina, a former British and Commonwealth lightweight champion who has dropped down to the 130lb division.CONFIRMED! 🐉@JoeCordina_91 gets a shot at World honours vs IBF Super-Featherweight...
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