Joe Cordina KOs Kenichi Ogawa | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric
EPISODE: Episode 49
Mike and Cedric give this weeks award to Joe Cordina who scored a stunning second round knockout at home in Cardiff, Wales, and took the IBF junior lightweight title from Kenichi Ogawa
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What up talking fight fans, thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of the knockout of the week award, hosted by yours truly mike or emma mann, cedric ben, doing what we do best and that’s showing you who won the knockout of the week? And it’s none other than our man, joe cordina, with his knockout over kimichi ogawa.
Let’S talk about this vicious vicious.
One punch shot heard around the world heard around the world down perfect.
He plays straight right hand.
He he he um.
He was looking for it, you could tell he was looking for it um.
This is this.
This is actually.
This is the same punch that george camposes was looking for the whole night against jeff and against devin haney, but haney had that jab in his face the whole night.
But that’s you know, that’s another.
That’S another thing! Yeah! That’S another thing: we’ll touch on that in a minute or two jor cordina was able to land that perfect straight right hand um over top of okinawa’s uh uh weak jab.
It wasn’t over top, it was just like he just looked for it like okinawa popped.
A couple of jabs – and they were just like he knew the distance cordina – knew his distance like the jabs were just landing right here, so he just knew next time that jab comes boom good night.
As i watch the highlight right now, i watched it live and i called you right away man.
Yes, this has been good.
This is definitely going to be our winner for the knockout of the week, man um, you know.
With this fight, george cordina became whale’s latest world champion with a stunning second round, knockout over kenichi ogawa in front of a rowdy home crowd at cardiff’s motor motor point arena.
Gardena’S, finish became, you know, came from nowhere, but eliminated by any doubt that the welshman is a talent ready for the big stage.
Now uh he has hands.
You know he has his hands on the ibf.
Super featherweight strap already uh.
This is great man.
The opening round was a you know, a cagey affair, with both fighters, you know tried to assist their authority early on um.
You know assert their authority early on uh cardinal opened uh.
You know with his accurate jab, while ogawa preferred outright aggression to get ahead.
The fight would take a similar theme uh for the remainder of the rounds, but that logic quickly disappeared moments into the second round.
You know with a more patient approach, kadena kept his distance and when he noticed agawa’s chin was exposed.
He unleashed that punch uh.
You know of his the punch of his career.
Really that was an instant show closer.
The japanese star, you know a widely respected world champion did all he could to beat the count, but there was no way he could regain his senses.
As the referee counted him out, honestly, it was huge, huge shot, big big, big finish, definitely uh one to be talked about for uh.
You know weeks to come um and probably going to be one of these runner-ups for knockout of the year man.
To be honest, i uh, i was very impressed with that shot.
It was literally like a shotgun blast.
I took this guy out man and yeah.
You called me right away.
That called me right away.
Did you say that? Oh my god, did you see that knockout? Oh, my god, guys, if you haven’t seen it yet we’re definitely going to drop a link to it in the comments.
So you guys don’t have to go far searching for it man, what a brilliant knockout this one was guys.
If you haven’t seen the uh check it out, if you don’t know who joe cordina is um, you know, jor kadena is tuted by many to be.
You know to be a future star in the sport in years to come possessing blistering hand, speed uh.
You know an authoritative and authoritative ring iq uh.
You know the welsh wizard has caught the eye of boxing public since he turned professional in 2017.
he won his first title in his seventh pro fight, stopping hakim ben ali to become the wba international lightweight champ by the summer of 2019.
Kadena had won and defeated the british and commonwealth titles.
You know the welshman has since moved down to super feather to continue his journey towards world honors and last night was definitely one of those world honors that uh that he dropped down to get and wow.
What a knockout guys our man, joe cordina knockout of the week award, goes to you brother with that blistering vicious knockout of kenichi ogawa um.
You want to talk uh.
Let’S talk a little bit about um.
I guess we got to talk about it.
Man, the haney fight, yeah, yeah yeah, just real quick one last thing about okinawa and um and cordina um, [, Music, ] okinawa.
He was he yeah you’re right.
What do you what you said about his uh, his aggression, right? He wasn’t making a secret what his game plan was yeah and uh, so usually with guys like that um boxers, like cordina, was doing you take a few more rounds just to make sure that uh, you know that they can figure things out before they.
Let not detonate off that that big bomb like how tank took like five six rounds to figure out rowley.
First, at that perfect timing to land that overhand left um courtney cordina, he figured him out right away his second round.
He was like okay.
Now it’s time boom good night.
So now we’ll see very good timing and he capitalized on it early didn’t wait for definitely haney and gamble wow.
Well, you did call it i’ll.
Give you that one! You did call it! You did well.
You did say that it was gon na go the distance, it was gon na go to haney um.
I, on the other hand, was uh on the other.
On the other side of that prediction, and i uh i was calling cambosis man, i thought he had what it took to uh to bring it to haney.
Last night haney did establish that jab early on in the fight, and that is the factor that is the factor that uh set the pace for the fight and uh had had cambodis not able to uh set up properly man every time he got tagged with that.
Jab he had to reset um, you know and another thing he was only coming at him with uh.
You know two hit combinations, which was easy for haney to uh catch on, and so you know he wasn’t worried about each exchange because he knew that each exchange was only going to happen with you know two hits so as long as he was able to weather Those two hits and then you know get out and and and tag him yeah.
That was a it was a frustrating fight for cambosis who was unable to uh.
Let his hands go the way he wanted to to display his speed.
The way he wanted to and that knockout power that he had was all foiled by the jab.
This is why we talk about it folks.
This is why we talk about the job and establishing your job and working with your job.
The job can foil anybody’s plan.
If it’s timed right and prime example last night cambosis not able to get set up the way he wanted to to be able to dish out the shots that he wanted to, because haney established that jab early and was frustrating cambosis with him not being able to Put together the combinations that he wanted, man that we all know, cambodia, jr uh, you know for the way he performs is those crazy, combos vicious hand, power speed.
He just wasn’t able to get going last night and that’s all because haney working that that wonderfully displayed jab anything you want to touch on about that fight.
Okay, i hear the disappointment in your voice, [ Laughter ].
He i think it wasn’t.
It wasn’t the case of george not being able to, or the reason why george wasn’t able to get off like he people were expecting too was was just simply because of that jab.
Even after the fight you see how uh cambodia’s face was all marked up.
That was 90 because of the jab i mean.
Obviously, haney did land a few right hands and hooks here once in a while, but like ninety percent of the reason why cambodia’s could not get anything off was simply because of the educated jab of uh of devin haney.
He mix it up.
Sometimes he you know.
I always talk about mixing up the tempo of of your shot.
Sometimes you can throw a hard fu jab to make make your opponent’s head.
Snap back, you know, make them hesitate, and sometimes you can move around on your toes and just pop pop pop just to flick it at them just to make them hesitate for a sec.
So a cambodian didn’t know the timing of which one he could he could come in on.
So sometimes you just try to just charge in eat a couple jabs throw a couple air balls, that’s what i call it when people and guys throw punches and then just miss everything, basketball, miss everything, airball and um yeah.
You know this.
That was just a boxing clinic um and, as i mentioned on the show this morning, you know a lot when a lot of times when there’s fights like this, when it’s a one-sided fight, um people would call it boring.
Now it’s one thing: if it’s one-sided, if it’s a really good guy versus a a mismatch, an obvious mismatch, but one of two guys at the top level and one guy simply pitches.
A no-hitter like like in baseball that should be shouldn’t, be called boring.
It should be celebrated as great boxing and and with just us witnessing great boxing.
That’S that’s what you that’s.
What we witnessed last night was great boxing skills, not boring fighting very very very it was a very technical fight.
Both men were feeling each other out.
Very you know for the first few rounds and it was a very technical bout, definitely and um.
You know that technique, man and that job establishing that jab is is the main factor um.
You know that that haney pulled ahead and and and was able to win pretty much every round man.
You know, i i believe that uh he was only.
I believe cambodia was only given two of the of the twelve years.
He were the key word right.
That’S keyword given yeah today to get out the binoculars and really look and search for something to because, honestly, i i did not, i don’t.
I didn’t give him one round.
I tried but yeah yeah it was.
It was a very.
It was very hard.
It was a very hard uh uh.
Well, no, it really wasn’t hard to score that one.
It wasn’t hard, but uh.
Some of the runs were closed.
Yes, um, but yeah haney came through man edge engine through with uh, with the victory of every round there.
Man to be honest and uh, you know what uh just goes to show you: man, dedication and uh, and heart and determination man, i’ve put him on top of the world.
You know 23 years old, he’s now coming back to uh.
You know the us wearing all the belts and uh yo good for him good for him um.
Is there a rematch? Oh my god, i mean there’s a rematch clause in the contract, um yeah yeah.
So i don’t know you know what i’m hoping for is that they they just offer again cambodia, some step aside, might say here.
Just take it.
Take this money.
Let’S get some other big fights going on here.
Go have a fosters, go, have a phosphorus and chill out on the sideline um great fight, though uh you know when, when you got a weekend like this of fights, man um, there’s always great fights going on.
Definitely this is one to talk about penny.
Cambos is junior, maybe there’ll be a rematch.
Maybe there won’t shout out to both warriors, though they put on a great display um.
Also uh, our man, steve fulton, uh, came through with a big victory.
Last night unified the 122 pound world championships.
Um, you know what a dominant unanimous decision over danny roman uh.
It was a great one, um my shout outs to steve fulton jr man who, who is really dominating at the 122 and he’s ready for anybody.
Anybody is what he said last night uh.
Did you get a chance to see this uh this fight center? No, no! I didn’t.
I’M gon na go back and uh catch it after right, after the show, definitely uh.
Definitely a dominant performance by our man, uh steve, fulton, jr um, it’s showing why he’s the 122 pound champ uh shout out to him man in his great victory last night.
If you guys haven’t watched it go back and watch it.
It is a great display of boxing skill and uh.
You know it shows why steve fulton is sitting on top of the world in his 122 pound division.
Definitely you know what a lot of people don’t talk about this guy, but uh yeah man.
He is one to watch.
He just wants to watch for sure, exciting player, yeah yeah, definitely an exciting fighter, so um touching on those guys and uh.
You know the fact that joe cordina is our knockout of the week.
Man shout out to you, brother, joe gardena, knockout ogawa, to uh to put that strap around his waist man.
I would i just wish i had.
I wish i had your your reaction on record when you called me man.
I was like.
Oh my god.
I know i don’t care, there’s knockout of the week.
I don’t care what else happens: [ Laughter ], oh my god, the knockout of the wheels jesus right.
You guys got ta see this.
Have you seen it yet? No, you haven’t seen it yet.
You got ta see it.
Oh my god, he just killed him in the ring.
Yes, yes, i was so excited.
I jumped up out of my chair through my crap.
It was screaming when that knockout happened man, it was so big, so exciting guys.
We are going to drop it in the comments, so you guys don’t have to look far forward man, but you heard it here at knuckle up the not go to the week award with your man mike orr and cedric ben, and doing what we do best and That’S bringing you the knockouts of the week from around the world.
Don’T forget! We have donaire and italy happening in the next couple of days.
Man on the seventh actually tomorrow tomorrow at uh 5 a.
That’S when that one’s going on so uh we got ta.
I believe it’s tuesday morning, tuesday morning, yeah tuesday morning, 5 a.
If you guys uh for all those people out there in fight land that are looking to uh.
Have some fun then definitely check this one out, but well we got to get to work man, so they don’t have to so we’re going to do what we do best and let’s go and do some fights man uh so to all the knucklehead fans.
Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of the knockout of the week award, you know what it is.
Man we’ll see you next time same time, same channel new knockout shout out to our man, joe cordina knockout of the week baby.