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Kal Yafai Feels Ready To Secure Title Shots in 2013

Bantamweight prospect Kal Yafai is already looking forward to title shots in 2013 as he looks to finish his first year in the pro ranks on a high.

Yafai (5-0) has his biggest test since turning professional this summer when he faces Spanish champion Jorge Perez at London Olympia on Saturday night.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has spoken of the difficulties in matching the Birmingham talent but Yafai is adamant he can live up to expectations.

"That is the thing; everyone is expecting me to get people out of there early now," said Yafai. "I just get on and do what I do, think about winning round by round and if the knockout comes it comes.

"I have surprised myself a little bit. I thought it would be a lot tougher, a lot harder to adapt to the pro ranks. But I have taken to it really well and I am really enjoying it and I think that is one of the most important things because when you enjoy it you perform.

"It was an early finish in Nottingham but it was another win, another knockout and it came with a good body shot."

And he believes another impressive win at the weekend will move him closer to a title fight in the New Year.

"I am not here to mess about and wait around," said Yafai. "I have the pedigree, I am fighting these fighters and getting them out really quickly so the quicker I can step up the better.

"The better the opponent, the better performance people will see out of me because I get to show people a lot more of what I am capable of doing.

"Hopefully there will be some sort of title fight early next year. Whether it is an Area or an English title, I will take anything that comes my way.

"Eddie knows what he is doing with me and I leave it down to him. If he gave me a British or European champion now I would jump at the chance."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thickear on 12-07-2012

Kal Yafai shouldn't fool himself. This IS a tough business, as he's going to find out sooner or later, but the kid has class and a destructive edge too and if the dedication is there and he doesn't get carried…

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