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Historic week on the cards for Yafai brothers

Kai and Gamal Yafai
Picture By Mark Robinson.

The Yafai brothers will be competing on the same night when Kal and Gamal both compete at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

It could be an incredible week for the Yafai family as their youngest brother, Galal Yafai, who will be aiming to win his fourth fight of 2017 for the British Lionhearts on Thursday night in Paris, France.

Kal Yafai will defend his WBA Super – Flyweight title against Japan’s Suguru Muranaka while Gamal will be aiming to win the WBC International Super – Bantamweight title from Sean Davis, which should be an interesting fight due to the local rivalry between the latter two.

The brothers are not short of confidence and believe in one another’s quality and talents.

“Kal looks great,” said Gamal. “He’s an animal. Especially at that weight. I honestly can’t see anyone beating him, that’s the truth. He’s going to do the job. He’s trained hard and I can’t see anything else apart from a convincing win.

Kai and Gamal Yafai ahead of their fights
Gamal Yafai and Kal Yafai Training session. 23rd April 2017 Picture By Mark Robinson.

“It helps piggybacking onto Kal’s success, especially at this stage of my career. The surname is becoming more and more recognised. But hopefully one day I’m going to earn the plaudits in my own right. I’ve worked hard for it and will continue to do so.”

“I’ve never seen Gamal look so focused,” said Kal. “He’s in tremendous shape. He’s had real quality sparring. I’m really looking forward to his fight. I’m a bit gutted I can’t just sit there, relaxed watching him in action.”

“Galal is developing at a rapid rate. He’s one of the most talented boxers on the current Team GB set up, he loves boxing in the WSB. He’s undefeated this season so hopefully it’s a good weekend for us all and we can get the treble!”

Kal and Gamal Yafai prepare for Saturday night
A historic week is on the cards for the Yafai family Picture By Mark Robinson.

The Yafai brothers fight on a huge night of action in Birmingham, where Sam Eggington challenges Cerefino Rodriguez for the European Welterweight title.

Ryan Kelly and Adam Harper meet for the Midlands Area Middleweight Title, Frankie Gavin is back in action in his first fight with trainer Jon Pegg, and there’s action for Lennox Clarke, unbeaten Olympian Josh Kelly, Kieron Conway, Aaron Lovell, Jordan Clayton, Charlie Williams and Cori Gibbs.


Limited tickets are on general sale from the Barclaycard Arena with tickets priced at £40, £60 and £100 available from www.barclaycardarena.co.uk.

Face value tickets for May 13 are also be available from http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/ . StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.