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.