Welsh icon Joe Cordina is set to defend his IBF Super-Featherweight World Title against the well-regarded American competitor Edward Vazquez at the renowned Casino de Monte Carlo.
Undefeated Cordina (16-0, 9 KOs) is celebrated as one of the great British fighters of the current era. He clinched the title twice within just 16 fights and is returning after his remarkable victory last April against Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov. Cordina revisits Monaco, reminiscing his win against Mario Enrique Tinoco back in November 2019.
Trained by Tony Sims, the 31-year-old champion confronts a challenging opponent in Vazquez (15-1, 3 KOs), who lands his inaugural World Title opportunity following a streak of four victories. The sole blemish on the 27-year-old Texan’s record was a closely contested loss to Raymond Ford in May 2022.
Yet another gripping World Title fight awaits as South Africa’s Sive Nontshinga defends his IBF Light Flyweight title against Mexico’s Adrian Curiel Dominguez (22-4-1, 3 KOs).
The ‘Special One’ Nontshinga (12-0, 9 KOs) will be making the second defense of his IBF belt, initially secured in a memorable bout against Hector Flores Calixto in 2022. This contest is set to be another captivating 12-round showdown.
Additionally, the future talents of French boxing are set to shine. Souleymane Cissokho will be defending his WBC Silver Welterweight Title against Isaias Lucero.
Cissokho, who achieved Olympic Bronze in 2016, boasts an unblemished professional record (16-0, 9 KOs). He aims to deliver a compelling showcase of his remarkable skills on home ground against the power-punching Mexican, Lucero (16-1, 10 KOs).
The motivational story of Ramla Ali continues. She’s determined to reclaim her pride, seeking to reverse her sole professional loss in a follow-up fight with Julissa Guzman for the IBF Inter-Continental Super-Bantamweight Championship. Guzman (13-2-2, 7 KOs) remarkably bested Ali (8-1-0, 2 KOs) in their previous encounter in New Orleans.
Campaigner Ali, who left conflict-ridden Somalia at 12 years old to reside in the UK, was honored as one of Time Magazine’s Women of the Year for 2023. Alongside her roles as a global ambassador for UNICEF, Cartier, and Christian Dior, a victory over Guzman would bolster her aspirations of seizing a future World Champion title.
Stay tuned for further fight announcements, and ticketing information will be provided soon.
“I’m eager to compete at the Casino de Monte-Carlo again, defending my IBF Super-Featherweight World Title against Edward Vazquez,” expressed Cordina. “Monaco holds fond memories for me, especially after securing the WBA Continental Title during my debut at Super-Featherweight. I aim to deliver an unforgettable performance on November 4, striving to unite the division. Be sure to catch the action live on DAZN.”
“We’re thrilled to revisit the scenic Monte Carlo for another packed evening of World Title bouts,” articulated Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn. “It’s been since 2019 since our last event in Monte Carlo, and the anticipation is real. This event features top-contender IBF Super-Featherweight World Champion Joe Cordina and IBF Light-Flyweight World Champion Sive Nontshinga. The scenic Casino de Monte-Carlo offers an unparalleled boxing ambiance, and we’re set to deliver a captivating evening of championship battles to fans globally on DAZN. Ramla Ali is determined to settle scores with Julissa Guzman, and France’s star Souleyman Cissokho is on his journey up the Welterweight division, facing off against Isaias Lucero. We’ll be sharing more fight details shortly.”