Before he can attempt to unify the super featherweight division, Joe Cordina must defend his status as IBF world champion. The Welsh boxer puts his title on the line against Edward Vazquez in in Monte Carlo on November 4. The 12-round bout will air on DAZN worldwide.
After getting stripped by the IBF when a hand injury put him out of action, Cordina (16-0) had a point to prove when he returned against Shavkat Rakhimov in April 2023. Winning via split decision, Cordina regained the title he never lost in the ring.
Now, the 31-year-old defends the belt and hopes a win brings him closer to fights against fellow champions O’Shaquie Foster (WBC), Emanuel Navarrete (WBO), and Hector Garcia (WBA).
Vazquez (15-1) is on a four-fight win streak, with his last contest being a unanimous decision win over Brayan De Gracia in July. Ranked 10th by the IBF, Vazquez has a chance to change things up within the division.
Outside of the main event, there will be a title fight and a rematch on the show. Here’s a breakdown of the entire Joe Cordina vs. Edward Vazquez undercard.
Joe Cordina vs. Edward Vazquez undercard
Sivenathi Nontshinga vs. Adrian Curiel
- Division/Weight: Light Flyweight
- Nontshinga record: 12-0
- Curiel record:
- Belts at stake: IBF light flyweight title
Sivenathi Nontshinga defends the IBF light flyweight title against Adrian Curiel.
Nontshinga (12-0) turned pro in 2017 at 18. “Special One” lived up to his name when he beat Hector Flores Calixto in 2022 for the IBF light flyweight title. He successfully defended the title in July, beating Regie Suganob via unanimous decision.
Curiel (23-4-1) turned pro in 2016. After losing against Cristian Gonzalez Hernandez in 2021, the Mexican-born fighter has gone on an eight-fight unbeaten streak. In his last fight in August, Curiel beat Ivan Garcia Carrillo via TKO.
Souleymane Cissokho vs. Isaias Lucero
- Division/Weight: Super Welterweight
- Cissokho record: 16-0
- Lucero record: 16-1
- Belts at stake: N/A
Souleymane Cissokho faces Isaias Lucero.
A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Cissokho (16-0) turned pro in 2017. The 32-year-old from France won two fights in 2022 via decision, his last contest being a majority decision against Tulani Mbenge in December.
Lucero (16-1) turned pro in 2019. He lost his last fight against Chester Parada Torales in May via split decision.
Julissa Alejandra Guzman vs. Ramla Ali
- Division/Weight: Super Bantamweight
- Guzman record: 13-2-2
- Ali record: 8-1
- Belts at stake: N/A
Finally, Julissa Alejandra Guzman faces Ramla Ali in a rematch.
Guzman (13-2-2) turned pro in 2015. In 2021, she lost to Yamileth Mercado for the WBC super bantamweight title but has won two in a row since, with her last contest being a second-round knockout win over Ali in June.
Ali (8-1) was a 2016 England Boxing Elite National and Great British Championships winner who turned pro in 2020. She made history in August 2022 when she faced Crystal Garcia Nova in Saudi Arabia in the first female boxing match to take place in that country. She has gone 1-1 in 2023 so far, with her last contest being the loss to Guzman.
When is Joe Cordina vs. Edward Vazquez?
Joe Cordina vs. Edward Vazquez is on November 4. The main card starts at 7 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET) and Cordina and Vazquez should make their way to the ring around 10:15 p.m. local time (5:15 p.m. ET), depending on how long the undercard fights last.
|Region||Date||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Saturday, November 4||2 p.m. ET||5:15 p.m. ET|
|USA and Canada (PT)||Saturday, November 4||11 a.m. PT||2:15 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Saturday, November 4||7 p.m. BST||10:15 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Sunday, November 4||4 a.m. AEST||
7:15 a.m. AEST
How to watch Joe Cordina vs. Edward Vazquez: TV channel, live stream
|Region||TV channel||Live streaming|
|UK and Ireland||DAZN 1 HD||DAZN|
The Joe Cordina vs. Edward Vazquez fight card will be available via DAZN.
Now available as a Sky channel, DAZN 1 HD is exclusive to Sky.
Joe Cordina vs. Edward Vazquez price: How much does the fight cost?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S. / $24.99 per month in Canada / £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract or £19.99 month-to-month / 13.99 AUD
- DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in U.S., $199.99 in Canada, £99.99 in the U.K.