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Digital Subscriptions > Boxing News > 27-Aug > ”THERE’S” NOT A LOT I NEED TO ADD TO BE WORLD CHAMP

”THERE’S” NOT A LOT I NEED TO ADD TO BE WORLD CHAMP

Joe Cordina tells Louis Daniel exactly why he’s such a special talent

JOECORDINA TALKS TO

”TOWNEND WAS MY BIGGEST TEST? YOU SERIOUS? DO NOT DAMPEN WHAT I DID IN THE AMATEURS”

ENEATH the cheeky charm and Colgate smile there is a steely resolve about Joe Cordina which suggests that the Cardiff lightweight will do full justice to what is probably the biggest pure talent to evolve from the Principality since another ‘JC’ (undefeated from Newbridge).

With his pro record yet to hit double figures, the 27-year-old former European amateur champion and Rio Olympian has already snared Commonwealth and British 135lbs titles plus a world ranking with the IBF.

On a rare visit home to the Welsh capital, to model Armani’s EA7 range, Boxing News sat down with the “Welsh Wizard” to discuss what he’s done and where he’s heading. You were a fighter long before you became a boxer at 16…

(Laughs) True. I was a ‘chopsy’ kid but never a bully, never looked for it. I was one of them if it came to me, I wouldn’t shy away. At a young age, my old man said to me, ‘Anyone pushes you, comes within a foot, throw the first dig and they won’t come back again.’ That was my mentality.

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