Joe Cordina challenges for a world title next month (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)

Joe Cordina troubles for a globe title future month (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)

Joe Cordina will get the probability to problem for a globe title in his dwelling town of Cardiff when he will take on IBF tremendous-featherweight winner Kenichi Ogawa subsequent thirty day period.

Cordina, 30, has won all 14 bouts considering that turning skilled after competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics and will now battle his 34-year-previous Japanese rival on June 4 at the Motorpoint Arena.

“I’ve focused my entire everyday living to boxing and to putting myself in this situation,” mentioned Cordina, a previous British and Commonwealth lightweight winner who has dropped down to the 130lb division.

“Now it all will come down to this opportunity, my environment title shot. It’s a lifelong desire of mine to come to be a globe winner and a stepping stone to securing my family’s future and building all of the situations missed with them really worth it.

“I’ll be having this option with the two palms I’m prepared to do regardless of what it can take to win. Be prepared to see the very best Joe Cordina appear struggle night.”

Ogawa (26-1-1, 18KOs) claimed the vacant IBF crown last November, 2 times putting down Azinga Fuzile en route to a unanimous decision gain over his South African opponent.

Joe Cordina has won all 14 bouts since turning professional (Tim Goode/PA) (PA Archive)

Joe Cordina has gained all 14 bouts considering that turning expert (Tim Goode/PA) (PA Archive)

“This is it for Joe Cordina – the opportunity of a life span and his moment of truth of the matter,” claimed Cordina’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

“Joe has an option to turn into Earth Champion in his property metropolis and put himself up there with the greats.

“Ogawa is large action up, large, strong and confirmed as an elite fighter. Victory for both equally adult men sets up large unification opportunities.”