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Video: Joe Cordina lays out Kenichi Ogawa in another KO of the Year contender in boxing

A perfect right hand to win the IBF super-featherweight title.

Joe Cordina knocked out Kenichi Ogawa in Wales.
Joe Cordina knocked out Kenichi Ogawa in Wales.
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It’s been a great sporting weekend for Wales. On Sunday, their men’s national soccer team qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1958, but the day before that saw one of their own win a major boxing world title.

Joe Cordina (15-0, 9 KOs) threw the punch of his life against IBF super-featherweight champion Kenichi Ogawa (26-2-1-1 NC, 18 KOs) in front of a packed house at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. A brilliantly timed right hand early in Round 2 sent Ogawa down and unable to beat the count. What was an even looking fight on paper turned in one of the least likely outcomes, and in the end Cordina is now a world champion at 130 lbs.

Watch the video below:

The top guy at 130 lbs is Shakur Stevenson, who has the WBC and WBO titles in his possession. It looks like that sensational KO captured his attention.

Perhaps another unification could be in line soon, and potentially a big payday for Cordina after an unforgettable shot.