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Kal Yafai

Yafai faces Everth Briceno in Dublin

Kal Yafai will defend his IBF Inter-Continental Super Flyweight title against former two-time World title challenger Everth Briceno at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports.

Yafai defends the belt for the first time against the Nicaraguan who took both Fernando Montiel and Omar Andres Narvaez the distance for the WBO World crown and then took Leo Santa Cruz 11 rounds up at Bantamweight, and travels to Ireland to provide the unbeaten Birmingham talent with his toughest test to date. Continue reading

Kal Yafai lands Commonwealth title shot in Leeds

Kal Yafai will face Yaqub Kareem for the vacant Commonwealth Super Flyweight title on May 21 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, live on Sky Sports – with younger brother Gamal making his debut on the bill.

Yafai fights for his first pro title on the bill against the former champion from Nigeria, who won the belt in 2011 and came to England last April to defend it against Paul Butler. Yafai returned to action in October after a period out of the ring with an injured bicep, and claimed his seventh win inside the distance from ten pro contests in December – with his move into double figures in the paid ranks convincing the 24 year old that he was ready to chase his first honours as a pro. Continue reading

Martin Murray, Anthony Ogogo and Kal Yafai added to Dec 14 card

Martin Murray, Anthony Ogogo and Kal Yafai have all been added to the star-studded line-up of Matchroom Sport’s Christmas bumper fight night at the ExCeL in London on December 14, live on Sky Sports.

World Middleweight contender Murray is in ten-round action against Sergey Khomitsky, Ogogo returns to the scene of his Olympic triumph for his fourth pro fight while Yafai moves into double figures in the paid ranks as he eyes title fights in 2014. Continue reading

Kal Yafai interview

By Frank Walsh: We caught up with British prospect Kal Yafai ahead of his October 26th return.

BR : Before a lightening start to a pro career, you carved out a highly successful amateur career. European Silver in 2005. BBC 2005 Midlands Junior sportsman of the year, after becoming England’s first U17 World Champion, having won the World Cadet title. British ABA Champion, 2007 European / 2008 European Union Silver medalist, and you competed at the 2008 Olympic Games. What do you view as your greatest moment, as an amateur?

KY : Winning the World Cadets & qualifying for Beijing Olympics when I just was 18 years old. Continue reading