Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov vs Joe Cordina weigh-in results
All the weights and running order ahead of tonight's huge IBF Super-Featherweight World Title clash between Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and Joe Cordina at the Cardiff International Arena, shown live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand).
Watch the full weigh-in back on the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel.
16:15 Live on Before the Bell
4×3 Heavyweight contest
MILES GORDAN-DARBY 240.2 lbs
PHIL WILLIAMS 262 lbs
6×3 International Light-Heavyweight contest
SAMMY LEE 193 lbs
JURIS ZUNDOVSKIS 179.5 lbs
4×3 Super-Featherweight contest
NATHAN HOWELLS 132 lbs
JAHFIEUS FAURE 130 lbs
4×3 International Super-Featherweight
BRANDON SCOTT 129 lbs
REYNALDO CAJINA 133.11 lbs
8×2 International Featherweight
SKYE NICOLSON 127.15 lbs
LINDA LAURA LECCA 125.3 lbs
19:00 LIVE ON DAZN
10×3 IBF European Cruiserweight Title
JORDAN THOMPSON 199 lbs
LUKE WATKINS 198 lbs
12×3 WBA Continental Super-Featherweight Title
ZELFA BARRETT 129.1 lbs
JASON SANCHEZ 128.10 lbs
12×3 British Lightweight Title
GAVIN GWYNNE 134.2 lbs
CRAIG WOODRUFF 133.15 lbs
10×2 vacant WBO Welterweight World Title
SANDY RYAN 146.6 lbs
MARIE PIER HOULE 145.9 lbs
12×3 IBF Super-Featherweight World Title
SHAVKATZDHON RAKHIMOV 129.7 lbs
JOE CORDINA 129.12 lbs
What have they said?
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov: “I’m born ready. I have a very good team with me. I have a great, the best coach in Freddie Roach. We know the key to the victory and we will prove it on Saturday. We will just show it in the ring on Saturday.”
Joe Cordina: “Yeah, of course. People ask me, What do you think of him? He's a World Champion at the end of the day. He's tough. He's strong. He's fit. But you've got to have that little bit more and I just don't believe he has it to beat me.
“The anthems, the performances and all that is amazing, but first and foremost, we have to get that win for me to bring big nights of boxing back to Cardiff again and again and again like Joe Calzaghe did and give other fighters that opportunity to showcase their talent around the world.
“So that was always my plan when I came into pro boxing. And I believe, after my last win last year in June that was the start. But we've had a little bit of a break. So now I get this title back on Saturday. And then that's the start where all the big nights will be happening once again.
“Like you said, his aggression when he comes forward is fairly strong. And he does look to anger but I will aim to put it out early. So, it could end in the distance, but I'll just go out there to win. And then I push on but yeah, I said the same with Ogawa. I just want to get the win and move on. And like I said if it goes within the distance, I'm happy because like you say, in boxing you don't get paid for overtime. I've said it over and over again to people asked me how long you've been boxing.
“It's mad, you live away in Essex when you're in camp. I've been doing this for 10-11 years. When I started boxing at 16, two years later, 18, I was on a GB squad and from then I lived in Sheffield for seven and a half years to improve – I just knew for me to keep away from all the distractions I had to move away. And then I was in camp with Tony Sims since I was 18, now I'm 31. I've been living away from home sacrificing missing my kids their birthdays, even their first birthday, I nearly missed two of their births. So everything I'm doing now and sacrificing that was for them in the future and he's standing in a way for me providing for my kids. So yeah, it's a big night for me on Saturday.”Read more…
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