Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-04-22, epic fight with some tremendous exchanges: Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov vs Joe Cordina gets four stars but if we can’t find a better match by the end of the year, this could be the boxing Fight of the Year 2023!!
Cordina vs Rakhimov is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 22nd, at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff (United Kingdom), in a 12-round super featherweight (130 lbs, 59.0 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening and it is valid for the IBF World super-featherweight title (Rakhimov’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov record
The undefeated Ibf super-Fw champion Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov entered this fight with a boxing record of 17-0-1 (14 KOs=82%) and he is ranked as the No.4 super featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is O’Shaquie Foster).
In his last three fights he has tied with Jo Jo Diaz (Joseph Diaz vs Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov) and has defeated Sardor Muzaffarov and Zelfa Barrett (Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov vs Zelfa Barrett).
Joe Cordina record
His opponent, the undefeated former Olympian and former Ibf super-Fw champ Joe Cordina, has a perfect record of 15-0-0 (9 knockouts) and he entered as the No.5 in the super featherweight division.
In his last three bouts he has won over Joshuah Hernandez, Miko Khatchatryan and Kenichi Ogawa (4-stars fight, Kenichi Ogawa vs Joe Cordina).
Cordina’s next fight: Joe Cordina vs Edward Vazquez
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the pre-fight press conference video, featuring Joe Cordina and Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, from the official Matchroom Boxing Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Rakhimov vs Cordina weigh-in from the official DAZN Boxing Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov vs Joe Cordina as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Rakhimov vs Cordina fight?
Joe Cordina defeated Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov via split decision. Scores were 114-113, 115-112, 111-116.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the post-fight interview video of Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and Joe Cordina.