Newly crowned IBF super featherweight champion Joe Cordina is ready to pursue bigger fights and more gold in his weight class.
This past Saturday night in Liverpool, Cordina captured the IBF belt with a brutal one-punch knockout of Japan's Kenichi Ogawa in the second round.
The outcome was impressive, as most observers saw Ogawa as the more dangerous puncher of the two and expected Cordina to box.
After the fight, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes WBO/WBC champion Shakur Stevenson, made it clear that he would love to match his boxer against Cordina.
Cordina is not ready to call out names - but he wants to start making some real money in the sport.
And in order to make that real money, he would need to have a significant dance partner - like Stevenson.
“I want to be a millionaire now. I’ve ticked my goal to become champion, I want to secure my family. I just need to enjoy this moment, I don’t even want to speak about who I’m fighting next, maybe next week. I don’t want to look at a boxing gym or a pair of gloves," Cordina said to the DAZN Boxing Show.
“I did everything I was meant to be doing... I sacrificed my time with my family, now I spend time with them. After next week... I can’t start thinking about next week. I know there will be fights out there for me, but now it has to be the right fights for me. I've been paid well but not so I can sit back and relax. Now I’m world champion I get to call the shots a little bit.”