Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Cordina vs Kourbanov?
Joe Cordina beat Faroukh Kourbanov by majority decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 96-95, 96-96, 98-93 in favor of winner Joe Cordina.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Lawrence Okolie beating Krzysztof Glowacki for the WBO World Cruiserweight championship. Also, on the undercard Chris Billam-Smith defeated Vasil Ducar and Anthony Fowler was victorious over Jorge Fortea.
Cordina vs Kourbanov stats
Joe Cordina stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Faroukh Kourbanov made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cordina had a massive power advantage over Kourbanov, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Kourbanov's 18%.
Joe Cordina was the older man by 29 years, at 29 years old.
Both Joe Cordina & Faroukh Kourbanov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cordina was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 11 months later than Kourbanov, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 79 less professional rounds, 68 to Kourbanov's 147.
Joe Cordina went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA and 15 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Cordina vs Kourbanov form
Cordina remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Enrique Tinoco on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gavin Gwynne on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Andy Townend on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Sean Dodd on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Lightweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Wales.
He had beat Hakim Ben Ali on 31st March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Cordina's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Cordina vs Kourbanov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:30 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:30 PM EST or 2:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Cordina vs Kourbanov?
Joe Cordina was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Faroukh Kourbanov made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.