Belts on The Line
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Who won Ogawa vs Cordina?
Joe Cordina beat Kenichi Ogawa by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 4th June 2022 at Motorpoint Arena in Wales.
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 Faroukh Kourbanov was defeated by Zelfa Barrett and Skye Nicolson beat Gabriela Bouvier.
Ogawa vs Cordina stats
Back in June 2022, Kenichi Ogawa stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Cordina made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ogawa had advantage in power over Cordina, with a 69% knock out percentage over Cordina's 57%.
Kenichi Ogawa was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Cordina had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ogawa.
Both Kenichi Ogawa & Joe Cordina fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ogawa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 11 months earlier than Cordina, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 75 more professional rounds, 180 to Cordina's 105.
Joe Cordina was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Ogawa vs Cordina form
Ogawa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Azinga Fuzile on 27th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Joe Noynay on 7th December 2019 by technical draw in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Tevin Farmer on 9th December 2017 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Hirotsugu Yamamoto on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
He had defeated Satoru Sugita on 2nd March 2017 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Kokugikan, Tokyo.
Cordina remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Miko Khatchatryan on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Joshuah Hernandez on 14th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Matchroom HQ Garden, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Faroukh Kourbanov on 20th March 2021 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Enrique Tinoco on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He had won against Gavin Gwynne on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Cordina had been fighting more than Kenichi Ogawa.
Going to this contest, Kenichi Ogawa had last fought 6 months and 8 days ago, while Joe Cordina's last outing had been 5 months and 24 days ago.
Ogawa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Cordina's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ogawa vs Cordina start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Ogawa vs Cordina?
Kenichi Ogawa was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Joe Cordina made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-180) with oddsmakers.