Brit Khalid Yafai Defends WBA World 115 LB Title Saturday – Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing are in Birmingham for a twelve fight boxing card that sees the featured bouts air on SKY in the United Kingdom. The main event sees 115-pound super flyweight WBA world title holder Khalid Yafai making the first defense of his title as he faces Suguru Muranaka. That fight will air on AWE in the United States. Check local listings for start times.
Yafai won the WBA world belt this past December when he easily outclassed Panama’s rugged Luis “El Nica” Concepcion in a fight where Concepcion failed to make weight. The 27-year-old Yafai is from a fighting family and he has brought an unprecedented level of attention to the super flyweight class in the U.K. The weight class also sees the likes of Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Japan’s Naoya Inoue among a plethora of talent. Gonzalez and Inoue are considered to be top 10 pound for pound fighters so deeper waters await Yafai down the line.
The airing of Yafai’s fight on the AWE Network signals Yafai’s debut before a U.S. audience.
Brit Khalid Yafai Defends WBA world 115 LB Title Saturday
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – BarclayCard Arena, Birmingham, England
(Card Subject To Change):
115 LBS 12 RDS: Khalid Yafai vs Suguru Muranaka
147 LBS 12 RDS: Sam Eggington vs Ceferino Rodriguez
122 LBS 10 RDS: Sean Davis vs Gamal Yafai
154 LBS 10 RDS: Ryan Kelly vs Adam Harper
168 LBS 8 RDS: Lennox Clarke vs Karel Horeisek
140 LBS 8 RDS: Frankie Gavin vs Renald Garrido
160 LBS 6 RDS: Josh Kelly vs Jony Vina
140 LBS 4 RDS: Cori Gibbs vs Ahmed Ibrahim
154 LBS 4 RDS: Jordan Clayton vs Nick Golubs
135 LBS 4 RDS: Charlie Williams vs Josh Thorne
140 LBS 4 RDS: Aaron Lovell vs Liam Richards
154 LBS 4 RDS: Kieron Conway vs Christian Hoskin Gomez
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