JOE Cordina has the chance to reclaim the IBF super featherweight world title after he was controversially stripped of it last year.
Cordina comfortably took home the IBF super featherweight championship last year after knocking out Kenichi Ogawa in round two with a devastating right-hand.
Joe Cordina defeated Kenichi Ogawa to win the IBF super featherweight title in his native Cardiff
The Welshman had an agreement with the IBF that the winner of the bout with Ogawa would face Rakhimov by September this year, in a mandatory title defence.
But Cordina suffered a hand injury in training which prevented him from fighting Rakhimov, which the IBF initially granted medical extensions for. However, the title was stripped from him when he had to get surgery.
Whilst many considered it an extremely harsh decision, Rakhimov went on to stop Zelfa Barrett to win the vacant belt.
Cordina will go into the fight as the favourite for most people as he looks to reclaim the championship. But both fighters are undefeated and Rakhimov will be looking to cause an upset by defending his title in the Welshman’s home country.
When is Rakhimov vs Cordina?
- Rakhimov’s clash with Cordina will take place on Saturday, April 22.
- The fight will be held at the Cardiff International Arena, Wales.
- The programme will commence at 7pm in the UK.
- The main card is scheduled to get underway at 10pm in the UK.
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- The 12-round bout will be shown live on DAZN.
- Subscription to DAZN starts from £9.99 per month and can be purchased here.
- The bout can also be streamed on DAZN.com or via the DAZN app, or on HD Sky Box owners can sign up to watch the fight on DAZN 1 on channel 429.
Rakhimov vs Cordina fight card
Here are all the scheduled fights on the card so far:
- Shavkat Rakhimov vs Joe Cordina; For Rakhimov’s IBF super featherweight title
- Gavin Gwynne vs. Craig Woodruff; For Gwynne’s British lightweight title
- Zelfa Barrett vs. Alex Dilmaghani; For vacant WBA Continental super featherweight title
- Sandy Ryan vs. Marie-Pier Houle; For 10 rounds, welter vacant WBO welterweight title
- Jordan Thompson vs. Luke Watkins; For Thompson’s IBF European cruiserweight title
- Brandon Scott vs. TBA; Featherweight
- Sammy Lee vs. TBA; Light heavyweight
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of boxing?
There are many health benefits associated with boxing. Boxing builds strong bones and muscles. It enhances your coordination as well as reflexes. It can also help strengthen your heart muscle and lungs. The best thing about boxing is that it doesn’t require any special equipment. Anything you have in your house can be used.
How can I learn boxing with only a partner?
If you’re looking for a partner to practice boxing, you can watch boxing matches on television. You can also find an amateur boxing gym near you. Regular training sessions are a common feature of amateur boxing clubs. These sessions typically include sparring partners that hit pads together.
You can also train boxing with punching bags. Before hitting the bag you should make sure you are wearing protective gear, such as gloves.
How long does it take you to learn boxing
Boxing takes approximately 3 months to learn. This includes learning the basics like footwork, balance, and stance. Remember that boxing is more than just throwing punches. You also need to learn how to block and dodge attacks.
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These are the basics of boxing
How to effectively box
Boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a fight between two opponents. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This type of boxing includes sparring sessions with padded gloves and without any protection. Amateur boxing matches usually consist of three rounds lasting five minutes each. There are many types of amateur boxing: Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. They have protective equipment such as mouthpieces. Professional boxing competitions include six rounds of four minutes each. There are many styles to professional boxing.
Olympic boxing can be seen at the Olympics. Boxers are required to wear international standards-compliant protective gear. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Olympic boxing has only two styles, Light Flyweight vs Heavyweight.
These are the basic skills required to box.
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Movement of the body
- Spare parts
There are seven types. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches require more force than others. An uppercut, for instance, requires tremendous strength. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are also many combinations. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. A combination may have multiple parts. A left hook followed with a right-cross will cause injury to the opponent’s jaw.
To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He does this by using his legs.
Boxers must use their legs to defend themselves against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. If the attacker is coming from the front, he will bend at the knees to avoid getting kicked on either side. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.
Boxers use their arms to stop incoming blows. They raise their fists high above their heads and point them in the direction of an attack. Then they make contact with the attacker’s fist.
A boxer should bend his knees in order to absorb any blows to his stomach, abdomen, chest or stomach. Defense purposes are often served by knee strikes.
A boxer should take control of an attack and respond with counter-attacks. This will help him gain distance from his opponent. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.
A boxer must have a stance in order to be effective at boxing. His stance determines how he defends himself. It determines his position and the direction he will face. Boxers have many options for stances. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
To win a fight, a fighter must move around the opponent. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.
Boxers rotate their arms when they throw a punch. The rotation is done at different speeds depending on the type of punch.
The timing of each punch will determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a combination. A combination that works well starts with strong punches and ends with weak ones is a winning combination.
Sparring, a boxing practice session, is designed to improve your boxing skills. Boxers learn to train their mind and bodies during sparring sessions. The goal of sparring is to learn to fight, and not to get hurt.
To sum it all, boxing requires patience and dedication. To be a better boxer you need to train hard.