Kenichi Ogawa vs Joe Cordina Date, Time & How to Watch
Kenichi Ogawa (26-1-1, 18 KOs) vs. Joe Cordina (14-0-0, 8 KOs)
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Fight Time: Main card begins 4 p.m. ET, ringwalks expected 5 p.m. ET
Venue: Motorpoint Arena — Cardiff, Wales
This fight is scheduled for 12 rounds, and it will be a super featherweight matchup for Kenichi Ogawa's IBF title belt.
Ogawa won the vacant belt in his last fight, defeating Azinga Fuzile by unanimous decision. Cordina is far less experienced, but he's coming off a unanimous decision win of his own and has yet to be defeated since making his professional debut back in 2017. This is definitely a fight to watch on the June boxing schedule.
What Time is Ogawa vs Cordina?
The event going down in the United Kingdom, leading to an early start time for American fight fans. The main car is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. local time, which means 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Ringwalks for Ogawa-Cordina will depend on how long the earlier fights go, but they're expected for 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.
Ogawa vs Cordina Purse
The purse for Ogawa vs Cordina has not been revealed. The winning bid for Ogawa's last fight was a $122,000 purse, so don't expect this one to be anything groundbreaking either.
Kenichi Ogawa vs Joe Cordina Tale of the Tape
Name: Kenchi Ogawa — Joe Cordina
Country: Japan — Wales
Age: 34 — 30
Height: 5'8" — 5'9"
Reach: N/A — 69"
Stance: Orthodox — Orthodox
Record: 26-1-1 — 14-0
Kenichi Ogawa vs Joe Cordina Odds & Betting Info
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- Kenichi Ogawa: (+134)
- Joe Cordina: (-172)
Method of Victory:
- Ogawa by KO/TKO: (+250)
- Ogawa by Points: (+500)
- Cordina by KO/TKO: (+700)
- Cordina by Points: (-110)
- Draw: (+1600)
While Ogawa is the champ, it's easy to see why he comes in as the underdog here. The challenger is younger and undefeated. Even though Cordina has won the majority of his pro fights by KO/TKO, the step up in competition does leaves Cordina by points as the favorite as far as method of victory.
Kenichi Ogawa vs Joe Cordina Prediction
Let's not get ahead of ourselves crowning Cordina just yet. He's the No. 3 challenger in the IBF super featherweight rankings, but most places still have him outside of the top 10, while Ogawa has a real claim as a fringe top-five boxer at 130.
This is probably the first time Cordina has been up against an opponent who poses a legitimate threat, as he closed as more than a -2000 in just about all of his previous fights. Not having much experience dealing with adversity could put him at a disadvantage over the older veteran Ogawa.
Bet Ogawa to win (+134)
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