In an electrifying night of boxing on November 4th at the prestigious Casino de Monte-Carlo, fans were treated to a thrilling showdown that had been eagerly anticipated. It was preceded by a Press Conference with HelloMonaco all ears. The highly anticipated fight card, presented by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in collaboration with the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, lived up to the hype, featuring three intense battles for world championship titles.
The Main Event: Cordina vs. Vazquez
The Casino de Monte-Carlo set the stage for the centerpiece of the evening, eagerly attended by HelloMonaco …a battle for the IBF Super Featherweight title. Joe Cordina, the Welshman with an impeccable record, faced off against the skilled American boxer Edward Vazquez. Cordina’s journey to victory had been marked by consistent success in prior fights, including a crucial split decision win over Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov. His impressive resume and reputation as a top-class Super Featherweight made him the favourite going into the match.
Cordina emerged victorious, defending his IBF title with a majority decision. While the judges’ scores were close, Cordina’s skills and determination prevailed. Vazquez’s performance was commendable, earning him respect as a contender in the division. The fight left both HelloMonaco and the fans electrified, and tensions were palpable as the fighters exited the ring.
Thrilling Undercard Showdowns with New World Champion
While the Cordina vs. Vazquez fight took the spotlight, the undercard provided its share of excitement. Adrian Curiel delivered a significant knockout in the second round, claiming the IBF World Junior Flyweight championship by defeating Sivenathi Nontshinga.
Souleymane Cissokho showcased his dominance, successfully defending his WBC Silver welterweight title by defeating Isaias Lucero.
Additionally, Ramla Ali sought redemption after her only professional defeat, and she did so in style by securing victory against Julissa Alejandra Guzman II.
The Road to Monte-Carlo
The excitement at the Casino de Monte-Carlo had been building in HelloMonaco for weeks, ever since the announcement of the event. Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, in partnership with the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, had promised a night of English boxing excellence and they delivered. The venue’s Carré d’Or provided a stunning backdrop for this prestigious event.
The Monte-Carlo Showdown was not just a boxing event; it was a night of athleticism, passion, and the pursuit of excellence. The Casino de Monte-Carlo lived up to its reputation as an iconic venue for such grand occasions, and the fighters left no doubt that they belonged on this grand stage.