Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Townend To Face Cordina In London In April, Ritson Clash Off

By Elliot Foster

Andy Townend will now face Joe Cordina next month.

The Stefy Bull-managed fighter was meant to challenge Lewis Ritson for the British lightweight title on March 23 at the Copper Box Arena in London.
Ritson, however, has relinquished the title due to being unable to make weight and is set to step up to 140 pounds.

Townend, who will come up against the Welsh former Olympian exclusively live on Sky Sports and DAZN Stateside, revealed the news on social media on Thursday.


“Unfortunately, Lewis Ritson has had to withdraw from our fight he can no longer make the lightweight limit of [nine-stone nine]. He's vacated the title, I would like to wish him the best on his move up in weight,” he wrote on Facebook.

Cordina holds the Commonwealth title, having beaten Sean Dodd to claim the crown last August in Wales, and it is understood that the belt will also be at stake on the night.

“We have now agreed to fight Joe Cordina for both the British and Commonwealth titles on the [British Boxing Board of Control’s] approval four weeks later on a massive show in London, live on Sky Sports.”

The show in question is set to be confirmed sooner rather than later for the O2 Arena on April 20.

Further details will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by The Smash on 03-02-2019

Ritson at 140 should be fun. Catteral, Davies, Burns and Taylor.

Top Headlines
Okolie In Search Of New Cruiserweight Title Fight Foe With Glowacki Out Anthony Yarde Will Be Looking For Fireworks, KO Win Over Arthur Danny Garcia: I Really Thought Spence's Career Was Over, Fight Wouldn’t Happen Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev: No Ticket Priority For Families, Friends Anthony Yarde, Lyndon Arthur - Face-Off at Final Presser Billy Joe Saunders, Martin Murray - Ready For Battle Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia Predictions: Fighters, Trainers, Hall of Famers Anthony Joshua Embraces 'Intimate' Scenario For Kubrat Pulev Fight Fundora: Just Trying To Make a Place At 154 And Hopefully Become Champion Billy Joe Saunders-Martin Murray Weigh-In Report From Wembley Spence: There Were Times I Wanted To Quit, But I Didn’t Wanna Let My Kids Down Joshua Would Take Less Pay To Stage Fury Fight in UK Errol Spence Putting in Work For Danny Garcia Defense Jacob Ng Aims To Win Big on Dec. 11 To Continue March To World Title Frank Warren: Joe Joyce in For a Big 2021, Dubois Still Has Huge Future Claressa Shields Feels Boxing is Sexist, Influenced Move To Explore MMA News: John Bauza, Tommy Frank, Ty Payne, Stephanie Chavez, More Martin Murray - So Close, Yet So Far Buster Douglas Very Willing To Face Mike Tyson in Exhibition Rematch Brandon Adams, Duversonne - Ready For Ring City Clash Dennis Hogan Hopes To Face Julian Williams in Early 2021 Angel Garcia: I Think Danny's Gonna Knock Out Spence In The Seventh Round Errol Spence, Danny Garcia - Face-Off at Final Presser Jazza Dickens Decisions Ryan Walsh - Wins Golden Contract Ricards Bolotniks Beats Down, Stops Serge Michel in Tenth - Wins Golden Contract Edgar Berlanga is Motivated To End The Year in Style Billy Joe Saunders Admits Poor Diet May Cost Him Big One Day Hafthor Bjornsson vs. Steven Ward Exhibition on January 16 Sebastian Fundora-Habib Ahmed Set, Jorge Cota Positive For COVID-19 Derek Chisora To Return in March or April, Says Hearn Jarrell Miller Issued 24-Month Suspension By Nevada Commission For Drug Testing Violation Billy Joe Saunders, Martin Murray - Face-Off at Final Presser's Television Pick of The Week - December 2 Murray: If I Fought People Saunders Fought - I'd Have a World Title Frank Warren Fires Off at Eddie Hearn Over Dubois Comments Joshua-Pulev Heavyweight Title Fight To Take Place With Fans In Attendance Danny Garcia Wants To Help Boxers Manage Finances After Career Spence: A Tune-Up Fight Wasn’t Gonna Answer Questions That Need To Be Answered Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Francisco Rodriguez Set For Canelo-Callum Smith Bill Brian Ceballo Eager To Face Bigger Names in 2021
Latest Forum Threads