Gavin Gwynne Set To Fight For The European Title On Sep 30 Joe Cordina Undercard

Gwynne Set For European Title Shot On Cordina Card

  • Joe Cordina To Defend World Super Featherweight Championship On September 30
  • Gavin Gwynne Will Challenge For The European Lightweight Title On The Undercard
  • Welshman Gwynne Faces 42-0 Italian Southpaw Emiliano Marsili In Cardiff, Wales

Eddie Hearn revealed to iFL TV that the newly-crowned IBF Super Featherweight world champion Joe Cordina will return to the ring on September 30 at the 5,000-capacity Cardiff International Arena, live on DAZN.

An opponent hasn’t been decided but a unification fight looks unlikely due to financial reasons and there isn’t a mandatory challenger, so it will be a voluntary defence for Cordina.

Both Anthony Cacace and Zelfa Barrett were mentioned as potential opponents and with Barrett also being represented by Matchroom, he is likely the front-runner for Cordina’s next fight.

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Cordina is frustrated that his desired unification fight with O’Shaquie Foster is not coming to fruition next due to boxing economics but Hearn is confident such a fight can be made next year.

Hearn wants Cordina to defend his title against a domestic opponent that will further help build his profile and momentum in preparation for a unification fight outdoors early next year.

Gavin Gwynne vs Emiliano Marsili

British Lightweight champion Gavin Gwynne (16-2-1, 4 KOs) will challenge the undefeated Italian southpaw Emiliano Marsili (42-0-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant European Lightweight title on the undercard.

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In April, Gwynne stopped Craig Woodruff in five rounds to successfully defend his British title on the Rakhimov-Cordina card.

The win reportedly enabled Matchroom to trigger a two-fight option on the 33-year-old Welshman.

46-year-old Marsili has never tasted defeat as a professional in a career spanning almost twenty years.

The Italian stopped Derry Matthews to win the IBO world title in Liverpool almost a decade ago.

Marsili has held numerous other titles over the years including the European, WBC Silver, and WBA Inter-Continental.

Gavin Gwynne Image Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

By NoSmokeSport

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