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Wales’ Joe Cordina ‘absolutely gutted’ after being stripped of world title

04 Oct 2022 1 minute read
Joe Cordina Photo Bradley Collyer PA Images
The Welshman stopped Kenichi Ogawa in June to claim the title and was due to make his first defence against Shavkat Rakhimov in Abu Dhabi on November 5.

However Cordina was forced to withdraw with the injury and has subsequently been informed by the IBF that he has been stripped of his title.

Cordina wrote on social media: “Absolutely gutted. Worked my whole life to become a world champion and I haven’t even had the chance to defend the title. Feel like I’ve been robbed.”

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George Atkinson
George Atkinson
1 year ago

Is this normal practise in boxing? Because this seems overly harsh and unfair.

Julia Burns
Julia Burns
1 year ago

How incredibly frustrating and disappointing for you Joe. It seems totally unfair to an outsider like me.

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