Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kal Yafai Could Move To Super Flyweight Division

By John Angus MacDonald

Since turning professional last year Kal Yafai has made a blistering start to life in the paid ranks with only one of his seven fights so far going the distance.  The 23-year-old’s obvious power has made it difficult to match him with domestic bantamweights, however this may not be an issue much longer as his promoter Eddie Hearn exclusively revealed to BoxingScene that the youngster’s short-term future may be in the 115lbs division.

“I may take him down to super-flyweight for three or four fights to try and clean up down there because he is making 8st 6lb without even trying I know he could make 8st 3lbs,” said Hearn.

“The only reason I want him to be a bantamweight is from a marketing perspective, it’s easier to sell a bantamweight than a Super flyweight, but I think he could drop down and win the English and British titles quite quickly at Super-fly then pop back up again.  We’re just weighing up our options at the moment”

Twitter @jamacd2011

Tags: Kal Yafai image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fladz on 02-07-2013

Ah, shame, I was excited when I read the title. Would've been great to have Kal Yafai in the same division as Quigg, Frampton and Galahad.

Comment by vxrandall on 02-07-2013

shouldnt the title be 'moving to super flyweight' ?!

Comment by gingerbreadman on 02-07-2013

More fights and more money at 122 in the UK for sure. Good decision, particularly if his body can stand up to flip-flopping between 122 and 118.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Charlo Vows Statement: You'll Be Hearing My Name A lot at 160! Jorge Linares Says He Hurt His Rib During Campbell Defense Miguel Cotto Receives "The Privilege Award" From Hennessy Mayweather Sr. Faces Arrest Warrant, Woman Claims He Hit Her Top Rated Prospect is Shot During Robbery in South Africa Miguel Berchelt vs. Carlo Magali Finalized For February 10 Wilder-Ortiz, Charlo-Centeno Double Made Official - March 3 Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Ricardo Rodriguez Set, Boxeo Telemundo Spence-Peterson Peaked at 695K Viewers, Averaged 637K on SHO Photos: Miguel Cotto Honored By WBO - With The Diamond Belt Hearn: Bellew Confident He'll End Haye's Career, Will Fight More Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo Ordered By The IBF Kermit Cintron: Amir Khan is Coming Back - That's a Fight I Want! Photos: Anthony Joshua Grinds, Putting in Work For Parker Bout Heather Hardy vs. Ana Julaton in Two Fight Deal - Boxing, MMA Photos: Usyk, Briedis - Open Workouts Draw a Big Crowd Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington Finalized For May 19 Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker - Over 70,000 Tickets Sold! Micki Nielsen vs. Ricards Bolotniks on Usyk-Briedis Card Beltran vs. Moses, Kavaliauskas vs. Avanesyan Ticket Information Jose Nunez Inks Promotional Pact With Sampson Boxing Malignaggi: How Good is Luis Ortiz Without The PEDs? Roach Sees Winnable Fight: Pacquiao Can Beat Lomachenko! Spence's Trainer: Why is Thurman Getting Pass Brook Didn't Get? Usyk Confident: Fighting in Briedis’ Backyard Won't Be a Problem Anthony Joshua Would Entertain a Post-Fight Career in Politics Rolando Romero Talks Upcoming Fight, Sparring Teofimo Lopez Video: Javier Fortuna Furious Over Easter Getting Decision Win Golden Boy Prez: We'll Do Fights With Top Rank - No TV Hard Lines Video: Shawn Porter Talks Spence, Thurman, More Usyk Eyes Anthony Joshua: I Will Fight Him, Show How Good I Am! Green: Mundine's Race Card Remarks on Jeff Horn Are Reckless Errol Spence Has The Makings of a Ring 'Boss' Eddie Hearn Smiles: I Think We've Got Deontay Wilder Cornered! Dorticos Warns Gassiev: An Atomic Bomb Will Drop in Russia! Brook: Confident I'll Beat Queen Khan, Rabchenko is 50-50 Fight Roach Gives Crawford Edge Over Spence: The Best Fight in Boxing Frampton: I'm Biggest Draw at 126, Donaire is a Must-Win Fight Golden Boy Prez: Wilder is Most Talented in Division, Beats Joshua Parker's Promoter Sees Tyson Fury as a Camp Boost For Joshua
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement