Feature | May 04 2019

Joe Cordina: ‘Anthony Joshua told me one day – the sacrifices keep the hunger’

Joe Cordina explains why he is giving everything to make it to the top
Joe Cordina
Cordina winning the British lightweight title against Andy Townend Action Images/Adam Holt

WELSH Olympian Joe Cordina is advancing rapidly as a professional. He added the British lightweight crown to his Commonwealth title when he beat Andy Townend at the O2 in London last month.

But his ambitions do extend further. “I want a world title. But I know there are steps I have to take and hurdles I have to get over to get there,” he told Boxing News.

His next step to reach the top might well be the European title. He wants to challenge Francesco Patera. “Since I’ve seen Lewis Ritson box Patera, I thought Ritson was going to beat Patera, I thought he would have stopped him, from that fight I wanted that Patera fight. That’s a fight I was looking to in the future,” he said.