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Cardiff’s Joe Cordina to fight on Joshua undercard


JOE Cordina will fight for the vacant WBA International Lightweight title on Anthony Joshua’s undercard at the Principality Stadium.

The Cardiff born fighter will look to retain his unbeaten record when he faces Andy Townsend in the Welsh capital.

The bout, which will take place on March 31, will be Cordina’s seventh fight and he will be keen to show his metal against the Englishman, who will be his toughest test yet.

Cordina announced the fight on Twitter. He said: “So excited! I will be challenging for my first title on another big show and what makes it so special, it’s in my hometown.”

Cordina described the fight as 50/50, but he will want to show the rest of the featherweight division that he is ready for bigger fights.

With Lee Selby fighting in Leeds for a world title belt against Josh Warrington in May, the 26-year-old will hope to follow in his Welsh compatriot’s footsteps.

Cordina has fought at the Principality before, when he beat journeyman Lesther Cantillano on the undercard of Joshua’s last fight.

This time, he will hope to be further up the card and will try to make a name for himself in front of 80,000 people.

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