- Joe Cordina KO-2 Kenichi Ogawa (1:15) [Highlights]
- Zelfa Barrett UD-12 Faroukh Kourbanov (118-110, 119-109, 120-108) [Highlights]
- Dalton Smith RTD-6 Mauro Perouene (3:00) [Highlights]
- Skye Nicolson PTS-8 Gabriela Bouvier (80-72) [Highlights]
- Gamal Yafai TKO-4 Sean Cairns (1:55) [Highlights]
Kenichi Ogawa will defend his IBF junior lightweight title on the road today in Cardiff, Wales, facing hometown fighter Joe Cordina in a 12-round main event airing live on DAZN.
Live coverage and updates will come in the comments section of this post starting at 2 pm ET.
Ogawa, 34, won the vacant belt last November, taking a decision over Azinga Fuzile in New York. The 30-year-old Cordina was once a hot prospect for Matchroom, but has sort of stagnated the last couple of years, and the former British and Commonwealth champion will be taking a sizable step up in competition with this fight.
Also on the main card: Faroukh Kurbanov defends the European 130 lb title against Zelfa Barrett; Dalton Smith takes on Mauro Perouene in a 10-round bout at 140; featherweight prospect Skye Nicolson makes another quick return; and Gamal Yafai moves up to featherweight looking to get his career back on track after losing to Jason Cunningham 13 months ago.
There are also prelims starting at 11:45 am ET but even by prelim standards they’re pretty awful.
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Prelims (DAZN and Social Media, 11:45 am ET)
- Calum French (2-0, 1 KO) vs Gadatamen Taylor (4-9-1, 0 KO), junior welterweights, 8 rounds
- Kyran Jones (3-0, 1 KO) vs Vasif Mademov (2-17-3, 0 KO), super middleweights, 4 rounds
- Joe Morgan (3-0, 1 KO) vs Rustem Fatkhullin (8-32, 3 KO), welterweights, 4 rounds
- Ben Crocker (3-0, 1 KO) vs Evgenii Vazim (9-29, 4 KO), junior middleweights, 4 rounds
- Monique Bux (debut) vs Ester Konecna (1-15-1, 0 KO), super middleweights, 4 rounds
Main Card (DAZN, 2:00 pm ET)
- Kenichi Ogawa (26-1-1, 18 KO) vs Joe Cordina (14-0, 8 KO), junior lightweights, 12 rounds, for Ogawa’s IBF title
- Faroukh Kourbanov (19-3, 3 KO) vs Zelfa Barrett (27-1, 16 KO), junior lightweights, 12 rounds, for Kourbanov’s European title
- Dalton Smith (10-0, 8 KO) vs Mauro Perouene (14-5-1, 7 KO), junior welterweights, 10 rounds
- Skye Nicolson (3-0, 0 KO) vs Gabriela Bouvier (15-10-1, 3 KO), featherweights, 8 rounds
- Gamal Yafai (18-2, 10 KO) vs Sean Cairns (8-3, 2 KO), featherweights, 8 rounds