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Joe Cordina vs Sean Dodd set for August 4

The vacant Commonwealth lightweight title will be up for grabs.

Boxing at York Hall Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Lightweight prospect Joe Cordina will take on veteran Sean Dodd on August 4, with the vacant Commonwealth title on the line from Cardiff, airing on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.

Cordina (7-0, 6 KO) will have home field for the fight.

“I can’t wait to be fighting at home once again,” said Cordina. “This is the perfect fight for me to explode on the domestic scene and there’s added incentive to add another title to my collection. ‘Masher’ has been there and done it but I think I’ll be too fresh for him.”

Dodd (15-3-1, 3 KO) is a former Commonwealth champion, winning the vacant belt in April 2017 by beating Lee Appleyard. He defended once against Thomas Stalker before losing the title on April 21 of this year to Tommy Coyle.

“This is a great opportunity for me to reclaim the Commonwealth Title,” said Dodd. “It didn’t go my way last time around, but that’s boxing. I’m back in another meaningful fight and am determined to win that belt back away from home.

“I’ll bring an army down to Cardiff, so Joe’s home advantage will be cancelled out. He’s an exciting young talent but I’ll be looking to use all my experience on the night – I honestly can’t wait to get back to business.”

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