In front of a packed house at the Principality Stadium on Saturday night, Welshman Joe Cordina won his first honours as a professional in the form of the WBA International Lightweight Title. The Welsh Wizard put on an accomplished performance and dazzled fans with electrifying hand speed and fast combinations to stop his opponent Hakim Ben Ali in the third round.
Commenting on the victory, Cordina said:
‘It was nice to get the win in front of my home fans and secure my first title in this great stadium. I’m still learning and will be back in the gym looking to learn again with my trainer, Tony Sims after a few weeks off with my family. Hopefully I can box another two or three times this year and be in the mix for a shot at the British Title by the end of it.
Olympian Cordina is building solid momentum since his decision to join Tony Sims’ Essex-based gym. The European Championships and Commonwealth Games medallist has stated his desire to bring big time boxing back to his home city in the future and appears a favourite of Matchroom Boxing’s promoter Eddie Hearn.