VS
Apr 22 2023
Saturday

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom

12 round contest @ Super Featherweight
17-0-1
SD 12

Score cards

  • 116-111
  • 112-115
  • 113-114
SD 12
15-0-0

Your Scorecard

Belts on The Line

IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
31
5' 9" / 174 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
68.5" / 174 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKORTDMDTKORTD
Form
KOUDKOMDUD
17
Wins
15
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
0
1
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2017

Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight

4
The Ring
5
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WBA
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WBC
-
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WBO
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IBF
3

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov vs Joe Cordina report


Who won Cordina vs Rakhimov?

Joe Cordina beat Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff in Cardiff.

The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 115-112, 114-113 in favor of winner Joe Cordina.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).

This contest was for the IBF super featherweight championship of the world.

Also, on the undercard Gavin Gwynne beat Craig Woodruff for the BBBOC British Lightweight championship, Jordan Thompson defeated Luke Watkins, Zelfa Barrett was victorious over Jason Sanchez, Sandy Ryan beat Marie Pier Houle and Skye Nicolson defeated Linda Laura Lecca.

Cordina vs Rakhimov stats

Back in April 2023, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero losses and 1 draw.

Joe Cordina made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws.

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov was the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov fought out of the southpaw stance, while Joe Cordina was an orthodox fighter.

Rakhimov was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Cordina, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 10 fewer professional rounds, totaling 103 compared to Cordina's 113.

Joe Cordina was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 130lb division.

Cordina vs Rakhimov form

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Zelfa Barrett on November 5, 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Prior to that, he had defeated Sardor Muzaffarov on December 11, 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on February 13, 2021 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.

Before that, he had beaten Azinga Fuzile on September 29, 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Orient Theatre, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

He had won against Rofhiwa Maemu on March 23, 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Cordina had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Kenichi Ogawa on June 4, 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had beaten Miko Khatchatryan on December 11, 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Echo Arena, Merseyside.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Joshuah Hernandez on August 14, 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Matchroom HQ Garden, Essex.

Before that, he had won against Faroukh Kourbanov on March 20, 2021 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

He had defeated Enrique Tinoco on November 30, 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Cordina had been fighting more than Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov.

Going to this contest, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov had last fought 5 months and 17 days ago, while Joe Cordina's last outing had been 10 months and 18 days ago.

Rakhimov's last 5 fights come over a period of 4 years and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

Cordina's last 5 fights come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

What time did Cordina vs Rakhimov start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM BST at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Cordina vs Rakhimov?

The DAZN show began at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card started at 7:00 PM (BST).

What were the odds on Cordina vs Rakhimov?

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Joe Cordina made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-260) with oddsmakers.

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