Kal Yafai: The Fight I'd Really Like is Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

WBA super flyweight world champion Kal Yafai (24-0, 15 KOs) is really looking forward to securing a unification in the near future.

Yafai made his United States debut back in May, and pulled off a seven round stoppage of David Carmona in Fresno, California.

The unbeaten fighter is scheduled to see action, once again in the United States, on a date in October.

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Yafai was pleased with his win over Carmona, who weighed in much heavier on the scale. He sent Carmona down numerous times in the bout.

"It was a good performance last time, Carmona is a tough guy and was a lot bigger so to push him back and make him quit was a good feeling," Yafai told Sky Sports.


"It was a statement and I will build on it. Before that, I was the boxer and mover, it was good to show I can be aggressive, fight on the inside, take a punch, and stop people. I did what I wanted to do in the USA. I'll be fighting there again towards the end of October and it's something I will do more and more. It's good to build a base there as well as here in the UK.

Yafai has several targets on his list - including WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas, and former four division world champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez.

He wasn't overly impressed with Ancajas, but views Sor Rungvisai as the man to beat at 115-pounds.

"I'm not too sure who I'll fight next," Yafai said. "We are currently working on seeing what and who is available. I'm ready for anybody. Ancajas was on the same bill as me in California and I wasn't too impressed. He's a very good fighter but, if I'm honest, he will be in for a very hard night's work against any of the other champions.

"The fight I would ideally like is against Sor Rungvisai, the No 1 at the minute, he's up there in the pound-for-pound ratings and the man to beat. You've got to beat the best to be the best and I do think I'm all wrong for him and can cause him some real trouble. There were previous talks of the Gonzalez fight and I'd love to face him, he's a legend who has put the little weights in the limelight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18919618]It was so [I]bad[/I] that he risked his life for the purse tho![/QUOTE] Jesus, i'm not saying he risked his life or anything as dramatic as that. I'm saying he got a bad deal. Why fight for peanuts against a…

Comment by Randall Cunning on 07-06-2018

What does Loeffler have with Superfly, pretty much just the name, relatively cheap concept to satisfy HBOs dwindling budget. Be pretty easy for Hearn to snatch all those fights now, and pay the guys more.

Comment by Randall Cunning on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18919595]HBO was going to be the platform for Inoue vs. Yafai ; the unifcation was proposed for the same series 'Superfly'!!! and LOL apparently you dont follow the lighterweights saying theres no money in Inoue, ask Jamie McDonnell incidentally Hearns…

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18919607]You do know that McDonnell earned peanuts for the fight don't you? McDonnell was struggling to make weight and nearly called the whole thing off because the money on offer was that bad.[/QUOTE] It was so [I]bad[/I] that he risked…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18919595]HBO was going to be the platform for Inoue vs. Yafai ; the unifcation was proposed for the same series 'Superfly'!!! and LOL apparently you dont follow the lighterweights saying theres no money in Inoue, ask Jamie McDonnell incidentally Hearns…

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