Cordina destroys IBF champ Ogawa in two

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten super featherweight Joe “The Welsh Wizard” Cordina (15-0, 9 KOs) spectacularly knocked out and dethroned IBF world champion Kenichi Ogawa (26-2-1, 18 KOs) in round two on Saturday night at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Cordina leveled Ogawa with a huge right hand to win it with one massive punch. Time was 1:15.


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  • That was a well-taken shot. Looked like Ogawa made a mistake falling for a little shoulder feint, and Cordina fully capitalized with the right hand.

  • Full credit to Cordina! I thought he was in over his head. He got a title shot on the same card Zelfa Barrett fought on, but Barrett was ranked above him. I would think that would be the next fight and I’ve learned my lesson, I’m taking Cordina.

  • Just as i predicted, Cordina in 2! So start giving me credit where credit is due.

  • Wow! Somebody most have never heard of just became a world champion. This guy may be able to draw Shakur over for a lucrative uni fight in the UK.
    Stevenson will have nothing better to do if he’s to stay at 130.

  • Not surprised by this KO. Ogawa had his hands low, leaving himself open. Too much posing. No jab, no movement. He was screaming to get clocked. Cordina did the conventional drop and fire move, nailing his opponent with the lousy defense flush. Hit with a punch he didn’t see coming, the impact was enough to separate him from his senses and throw him off his equilibrium. Back to the drawing board for Ogawa, who needs to work on that defense.

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