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Joe Cordina will defend his IBF super-featherweight title against Edward Vasquez on November 4th in Monte Carlo.
The fight at the Casino de Monte Carlo takes place six days after WBC champion O’Shaquie Foster defends his title against Eduardo Hernandez in Tijuana, Mexico.
Cordina set for first title defence
Cordina reclaimed the IBF crown with a split-decision victory over Shavkat Rakhimov in April – six months after he was stripped of the title for failing to defend against the Tajikistani due to a hand injury.
Wales’ Cordina (16-0, 9KOs) set his sights on potential unifications against the likes of Foster and Emanuel Navarrete.
The 31-year-old will first defend against Vasquez (15-1, 3KOs) who defeated Brayan De Gracia at the end of July before his first shot at world honours.
The Texan has just one defeat to his name in 16 pro outings – a split-decision loss to Raymond Ford over ten rounds in February last year.
Nontshinga defends flyweight crown and Ali rematches Guzman further down the card
IBF flyweight champion Sivenathi Nontshinga will also defend his world title on the undercard, taking on Adrian Curiel Dominguez in the chief support.
The South African (12-0, 9KOs) claimed the vacant title in September last year before making his first defence against Regie Suganob in his home country two months ago.
Dominguez (23-4-1, 4KOs) is yet to fight outside of his native Mexico but succeeded with a third-round knockout last month.
Somalia super-bantamweight Ramla Ali (8-1, 2KOs) also looks to avenge her sole pro defeat in a rematch against Mexico’s Julissa Guzman (13-2-2, 7KOs).
The latter stopped Ali in eight rounds in June with a devastating right hand after scoring a knockdown in round five.
Senegal super-lightweight Souleymane Cissokho (16-0, 9KOs) also faces Mexico’s Isaias Lucero (16-1, 10KOs) over twelve rounds.