Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Cordina Out-Boxes Gwynne In Battle Between Welsh Lightweights

By Keith Idec

Joe Cordina’s boxing ability, defense and movement enabled him to comfortably beat countryman Gavin Gwynne on Saturday night.

The undefeated Cordina defeated Gwynne on all three scorecards to win their 12-round battle between Welsh lightweights by unanimous decision on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Luke Campbell undercard at O2 Arena in London. Judges Howard Foster (116-110), Victor Loughlin (116-111) and Mark Lyson (116-110) each scored their unremarkable bout for Cardiff’s Cordina by big margins.

Cordina and Gwynne each had a point deducted for fouls, which accounted for the unusual scoring totals in a fight that didn’t include any knockdowns.

joe-cordina (2)_2

Cordina, 27, upped his record to 10-0 (7 KOs). Gwynne, 29, lost for the first time as a pro (11-1, 1 KO).

Cordina let his hands go during the 12th round. He caught Gwynne with several rights and lefts in those three minutes, and mainted complete control of their one-sided bout.

Cordina clipped Gwynne with a short right hand during the 11th round. By then, the light-punching Gwynne obviously needed a knockout to win.

Following a ninth round in which he got hit, Cordina tightened his defense during the 10th round and got back to out-boxing Gwynne.

A right uppercut by Gwynne snapped back Cordina’s head in the ninth round. That was the flushest punch Gwynne landed in the fight, but it didn’t hurt Cordina.

Toward the end of the ninth round, however, Gwynne had a point deducted because he continually hit Cordina behind his head.

Cordina’s combination of a right to the head and left hook to the body slowed down Gwynne during the eighth round. Cordina connected with another right-left combination to Gwynne’s head later in the eighth round.

A very low blow by Cordina caused a break in the action at about the midway mark of the seventh round. Before the fight resumed, Latham deducted a point from Cordina, who previously was warned for hitting Gwynne behind his head.

Gwynne caught Cordina with a short left hook at about 1:10 of the sixth round.

Cordina’s defense prevented Gwynne from accomplishing much in the fifth round, when he slipped and blocked almost all of the punches Gwynne threw. Gwynne was warned with 15 seconds to go in the fifth for hitting Cordina behind his head.

Cordina was warned about 40 seconds into the fourth round for hitting Gwynne behind his head. Cordina’s overhand right drilled Gwynne as Gwynne moved forward later in the fourth. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by tophat1 on 09-01-2019

Good fight. Good test for cordina was made to work hard for the win

Comment by Mammoth on 09-01-2019

Throw him in with Patera......

Comment by apollocreed on 09-01-2019

[QUOTE=Straightener;20026893]Cordina is pretty slick :boxing:[/QUOTE] Yeah man. I enjoyed his performance. Andre Ward said this week that the typical Brit style often lacks unpredictability, it’s good to see guys like Cordina who box with style and aren’t stiff.

Comment by Straightener on 08-31-2019

Cordina is pretty slick :boxing:

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (4)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Angelo Rottoli Passes Away at 61, Loses Battle With Coronavirus WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Mike Tyson Shocks Muhammad Ali Anthony Yarde's Father Dies of Coronavirus, Urges Everyone To Stay Home Israel Vazquez: I Nearly Retired After First Fight With Marquez Devin Haney's Rehab Coming Along Well, Targets July Return Mikey Garcia: It's Almost Impossible For Me To Get Title Fight At 140 Ryan Garcia: "I'm Going To F--king Knock Linares' Ass Out" Davison: Canelo-Saunders Will Boil Down To Who's The Smarter Fighter Frank Warren Hopes Boxing Is Back In 3 Months: "There Are No Answers" Boxing Without Boxing: Michael Carbajal vs. Muangchai Kittikasem: 07/29/90 Oleksandr Khyzhniak Elected To AIBA Athlete's Commission Joseph Parker: Oleksandr Usyk is a Fighter I Want To Fight! Kell Brook: Terence Crawford Wants The Fight, Arum Does Too Boxing Grinds To a Halt: The Present, The Past, and The Future Mike Tyson Explains That Wilder Has a Chance To Shock Fury Amir Khan Makes Big Donation To Pakistan in Coronavirus Battle Amanda Serrano Continues To Train Hard For Katie Taylor UFC's White: Everybody is Running and Hiding, I'm Looking For Solutions Pacquiao in Quarantine After Contact With Politician Who Tested Positive Billy Joe Saunders Apologizes For Domestic Violence Video WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Mike Tyson Blasts George Foreman in Four Whyte: Joshua Wasn't Serious About Rematch, Used Me as Scapegoat Meng Fanlong: I Saw Weaknesses In Beterbiev In Fight Versus Gvozdyk Matchroom Boxing Donates Event Tickets To NHS Staff Haye: After Witherspoon Fight, You Wouldn't Think Usyk Could Beat Fury, AJ Froch: You've Got To Put Fury As No. 1 Heavyweight, Ahead Of Joshua Teofimo Lopez: Gervonta Davis Has No Discipline; It's Catching Up To Him Saunders: If Canelo Fight's Not Meant To Happen For Me, Not Meant To Happen Daily Bread Mailbag: Atlas Ripping Ruiz, Wilder's Loss, Klitschko-Lewis Kal Yafai on Loss To Chocolatito, Rematch Clause, Moving Up WBC Prez: We All Have To Do Our Part To Prevent Coronavirus Spread Quentin Tarantino Breaks Down His Top 5 Boxing Movies Nelson Warns: Writing Joshua Off in Fury Fight is a Fatal Mistake! 50 Classic YouTube Boxing Clips Margarito Admits He Underestimated Pacquiao, Fight Should Have Been Stopped Parker Tabs Tyson Fury as "The Best Heavyweight of Our Era" David Benavidez Staying Active, Still Hopes For Hometown Defense Abner Mares Will Work With Manny Robles, Parts With Robert Garcia Longtime Cut Man, Trainer Nelson Cuevas Dies At 80 From Coronavirus Fury Donates Thousands of Electrolyte Drinks To Assist NHS in Coronavirus Battle
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement