There are perfect runs, then there’s the one that Joe Cordina just pulled off over the weekend. The Welsh lightweight boxer with Maltese heritage took to the ring for his ninth fight… casually winning it to bring it up to an insane 9/9 wins.
On Saturday, 27-year-old Cordina, a Welsh boxer with a Maltese heritage, made his first appearance on the ring since August 4th, and he sure showed everyone he was back with a bang.
“9 fights, 9 wins, 7 knockouts, WBA international, Commonwealth and British Champ!”
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Cordina flexed not only his latest victory against Andy Townend (22-4, 14 KOs), but his insane undefeated run.
“Just wanna say a massive thank you to everyone who showed me love and support,” Cordina told his 50,000 strong following. “And to the people who traveled up to London to support me. Also a massive thank you to my team, my sponsors and everyone close to me that make what I do possible. Happy Easter!”
“Turned the O2 to the O3,” Cordina quipped on social media, sharing some impressive shots from the night
In the run-up to the fight night, the young boxer had showed off the rigorous, weeks-long process of grafting, “refuelling” and getting ready for his return to the ring.
Cordina broke onto the scene by winning gold at the 2015 European Amateur Boxing Championships. He also represented Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also the WBA International lightweight champion as of March 2018 after defeating Hakim Ben Ali via technical knockout.
“It is a weight on my shoulders but it is a good feeling for me to represent the Maltese people,” Cordina had told the Times of Malta on Friday ahead of his fight.
With the British Lightweight title under his belt, Cordina is looking for even bigger objectives, with fighting for the world title seemingly next.