Rakhimov and Cordina hit the scales in Cardiff

Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and Joe Cordina have both come in under the super-featherweight ahead of their IBF world title fight in Cardiff today.

Cordina (15-0, 9 KOs) comes back to reclaim the crown he lost last year due to being stripped by the governing body shortly after his 2nd round knockout victory over Kenichi Ogawa.

Rakhimov (17-0-1, 14 KOs) won the title with a 9th round stoppage over Zelfa Barrett in Abu Dhabi this past November.

Cordina came in at 129.5lbs and the reigning champion Rakhimov hit the scales at 129.75lbs. The pair will square off over 12 rounds for the world championship at the Cardiff International Arena.

The WBO Welterweight World title is on the line in the chief support. Sandy Ryan (5-1, 2 KOs) will go to battle with Marie Pier Houle (8-0-1, 2 KOs) for the vacant title tomorrow night in the Welsh capital.

Both woman came in comfortably under the 147lbs limit, Ryan at 146.5lbs and Canadian Houle weighed-in at 145.5lbs, 1lbs lighter than the Englishwoman.

Cruiserweight’s Jordan Thompson and Luke Watkins both made the limit in their upcoming 10 round fight. Thompson (14-0, 11 KOs) came in at 199lbs and Watkins (16-2, 11 KOs) came in at 198lbs.

The British lightweight title is on the line when Craig Woodruff (12-6-1, 4 KOs) challenges Gavin Gwynne (15-2-1, 3 KOs) after closely fought draw last year. Both men hit the scales under the 135lbs limit, Gwynne at 135.25lbs and Woodruff at 133.75lbs.

Zelfa Barrett (28-2, 16 KOs) duels with American Jason Sanchez (16-3, 9 KOs) in the super featherweight division over 10 rounds. Barrett weighed in at 129lbs and Sanchez came in slightly smaller at 128.75lbs.

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