Joe Cordina: Eddie Hearn says Welshman ‘on verge of huge fights’

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Hearn says he is keen to secure Cordina a Welsh homecoming fight if he overcomes Cacace, who is promoted by Hearn’s rival, Frank Warren.

“Joe Cordina is the co-main event. It’s a huge platform for him and a huge opportunity to defend that world title,” Hearn said.

“Joe is the champion; I think at 130lb he is the best fighter in the world. This is a tough fight, but I think one where Joe will look very good.”

On fighting in Wales, Hearn added: “We always talk about bringing Joe back for a huge homecoming event outdoors.

“I’ve had meetings with Cardiff Rugby Club, by the Principality Stadium [Cardiff Arms Park] to host an event there. I think it would be an incredible occasion; the city and the country would really come out for it.”

Hearn says he would like to bring Cordina to Cardiff in August or September to fight WBA champion Lamont Roach, but he is open to the idea of Cordina moving up to lightweight.

“To make a big fight you need the right dance partner, you need the big, big fights, and on this platform a great performance here will line him up for the big fights – not just in the Middle East and America but hopefully something outdoors in Cardiff,” Hearn added.

“I know Joe wants to make history and win those other belts.

“He has also talked about a move to 135lb to lightweight and you could then bring over a big name like Shakur Stevenson to challenge and see if he can become a two-weight world champion. He’s already a two-time world champion.

“At this stage in his career it’s about making history and having those big fights.”

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