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Yafai brothers hoping for a treble this weekend

Gamal Yafai and Kal Yafai

The Yafai brothers, Khalid, Gamal and Galal, are determined to land a hat-trick of victories this weekend. Kal and Gamal will both fight at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, while Galal represents Team GB in Paris.

Khalid, Birmingham’s first World Champion boxer, will defend his WBA Super-Flyweight title against Suguru Muranaka while Gamal will challenge WBC International Super-Bantamweight champion, Sean Davis.

“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.

“It helps to piggyback 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 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!”

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.

Sam Johnson
Boxing aficionado. Lifelong Liverpool fan. Loveable rogue.

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