Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kal Yafai Being Targeted For Clash By Mike Robinson

After a year out of action Liverpool’s Mike Robinson will return to the ring on February 28 before targeting a showdown with highly-rated prospect Kal Yafai.

Set to appear on VIP Promotions’ upcoming show at Southport’s Floral Hall, the likeable Liverpudlian nearly quit the sport in 2013 but is now back chasing titles.

“I had a Central Area title fight lined up last year with Ryan Farrag which would’ve been a great fight.  But I ended up getting a back injury and it put me out of work [as an electrician] for a few weeks.

“I virtually walked away from boxing after that but then Steve [Wood] offered me a few comeback fights, and I’m going to see where it takes me.  I’m excited for the first time in ages.  There’s no worries about making weight and I’m not fighting away from home.

“The reason I haven’t walked away is because I definitely have a title in me,” explained Mike, who has twice challenged unsuccessfully for the English super-flyweight title, “and anyone close to me will tell you that.  If I was to walk away and not win one then I’d look back with regrets.  So, I’ve got to win one before I jack it in!”

In a fight streamed live and free on VIPBOXING.TV, Mike will make his Southport bow before gunning for former star amateur Yafai.  Currently undefeated in 10, with seven KOs, the Birmingham man seems destined for the top, but Robinson is convinced he can derail the Brummie’s progress.

“I was offered the Kal Yafai fight for the 15th of March but I said to Steve: ‘I’ll fight him when it’s for a British title, I’m not helping him out for an English title or whatever and no money.’  I’ve done that sort of thing before and it’s not worked out.  I’ll take the fights when it’s ready for me now.

“I think he’s good, but he’s not really been tested.  I think Paul Butler is better, and I’d be confident of fighting Paul Butler.  He [Yafai] hasn’t looked fantastic; I don’t think, yet.  He’s obviously a world class fighter because of his amateur pedigree but I wouldn’t be scared to fight him.”

“Mike has never shied away from a challenge, and has taken fights away from home and in other fighter’s back yards,” explained promoter Steve Wood.  “He’s never had too much luck.  He’s lost five of his 13 fights, but I don’t think his record truly reflects his talent.  We’re looking to match him with Yafai in the future, as soon as he’s shaken off the rust, and it should be for a British title.”

VIP Promotions present a top-class evening of boxing at the Floral Hall in Southport on February 28. Fighters from across the North West will be in action including Merseyside’s Carl Dilks; Southport’s former British title challenger Mike Stafford, and Scott Moonan; Liverpool’s Mike Robinson; Oswaldtwistle heavyweight Adam Machaj; and St Helens’ Gary Omrod. Ryan Moorhead and Colin Farricker will both make debuts.

Tickets, priced at £30 (General) and £60 (Ringside), are available from all boxers or at vipbe.co.uk

Tags: Kal Yafai image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 02-09-2014

These little un's are badley managed & should take off to the far east or south America for some serious sparring/training & a few low key fights!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photos: Golovkin, Martirosyan - Square-Up at Media Workout Gary Russell: I Don't See Joseph Diaz Fight Being a Long Night Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Vanes Martirosyan - Go Face To Face Photos: Jessie Magdaleno Putting in Work for Isaac Dogboe Photos: Pacquiao, Matthysse - Face To Face at Petronas Towers Tony Bellew: I Had Meetings With UFC Stevenson vs. Jack Now Heads To Toronto, Not Montreal Malignaggi: Charlo and Davis Can Hang With GGG and Loma CompuBox By The Numbers: 4/21 Showtime & ESPN+ Andrzej Fonfara vs. Ismayl Sillakh on June 16 in Warsaw Konstantin Ponomarev, Ismael Barroso Return on 5/12 in Riga Conlan Can Get Olympics Revenge as Nikitin Inks With Top Rank Jessie Magdaleno Vows To Put on a Show Against Isaac Dogboe Weekend Review: Charlo, Davis, Frampton Shine - Donaire Falls Nicola Adams Inks Managerial Deal With Goodwin Boxing Results - Cantu, Vargas, Giyasov, Kuzmin Win Bouts Jermall Charlo Expects to Return for August Fight in Houston Gervonta Davis: Lomachenko Would Have to Be Pay-Per-View Fight Broner: My Stock's Up After Vargas Fight; I Performed for Y'all! Amir Khan: The Kell Brook Fight Has to Happen at 147 Pounds Frampton Hopes To Get Valdez, Selby or Warrington Next Naoya Inoue - Boxing's Next Boogeyman Alexander Povetkin Expects To Fight Anthony Joshua Next Matthysse: Pacquiao's Moment is Over - Now It's My Turn! Hearn: Khan Has 'Half a Dozen' Massive Fight Options Right Now The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America Amir Khan: I Want Adrien Broner, That Would Be a Great Fight Arroyo Waits For Sor Rungvisai Shot, May Face Donnie Nietes Video: Paulie Malignaggi Discusses Broner vs. Vargas Clash, More Toka Kahn-Clary Hooks Up With Freddie Roach at Wild Card Khan: Fury is Best Heavyweight - Joshua, Wilder Still Untested Hearn: I'd Banish DiBella For Wearing Silly Ear Ring, Hat at His Age Vanes: I Believe We've Got The Blueprint To Beat Golovkin! Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - CompuBox Punch Stats Broner vs. Vargas - CompuBox Punch Stats Tekashi69 Crew Member Allegedly Fired Gun at Broner Card Hearn: Canelo's Six Month Ban is Not a Tough Enough Message Juergen Braehmer, Team Sauerland Decide To Part Ways Golovkin Willing to Drug Test from May to September for Canelo Arum: Valdez vs. Frampton Will Not Be Difficult To Make
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement