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Kal Yafai Wins, Faces Luis Concepcion on 12/10 in Manchester

By Elliot Foster

Kal Yafai lined up a world title fight with a comprehensive victory.

The super-flyweight, who is currently the British, WBA Inter-Continental and IBF Inter-Continental champion, stopped Johnson Tellez inside three rounds at the Barclaycard Arena, live on Sky Sports, as part of the undercard to Frankie Gavin’s welterweight clash against Sam Eggington.

Yafai (now 20-0, 14 KOs) was far superior to the Nicaraguan, who slips to 9-28-5 (6 KOs) in defeat, and, after securing an early finish in his home city, will challenge Luis Concepcion for the WBA belt on December 10 at Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office, as part of the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s next IBF heavyweight world title defence.

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“He's a big puncher, a two-time and two-weight world champion,” Yafai told Sky Sports, regarding his next opponent, who is from Panama and has a 35-4 (24 KOs) record.

“He'll come forward, no doubt, but he'll meet someone who can really punch.”

Further details regarding the December 10 card at Manchester Arena will be revealed in due course.

ON THE UNDERCARD

Sean Davis put the disappointment of the week behind him to claim yet another belt.

The Birmingham man was set to challenge Gamal Yafai for the Commonwealth super-bantamweight title.

But there was an issue with the champion, who suffered an ankle injury in the lead-up to the contest, and the fight was scuppered.

That meant that the English champion (now 11-0) would be given the chance to box for the vacant WBC International crown against Paul Economides, who won against Elvis Guillen over six rounds just last weekend in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports, at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, as part of the undercard to Frankie Gavin’s clash against Sam Eggington.

Coming in at late notice didn’t faze Economides, from Chester, in the early stages of the contest as he took the early rounds quite comfortably.

At the half-way stage, the Dave Coldwell-managed man was ahead, but Davis switched up the pace and, despite both men being cut, won the fight on work rate down the stretch.

Economides slipped to 20-6 (4 KOs) in defeat as the three ringside judges handed ‘Showtime’ the victory by margins of 96 points to 94 on all cards.

Meanwhile, Don Broadhurst outpointed Louis Norman over 10 rounds to win the vacant English super-flyweight title and there were points wins earlier in the card for Cori Gibbs and Brian Rose, while Joe Sherriff ended the challenge of the vastly overmatched Tzvetozar Iliev inside four rounds.

Also on card, Brian Rose (29-4-1, 8 KOs) bounced back from his decision loss to Matthew Macklin in April, with an eight round decision over Stiliyan Kostov (20-7, 16 KOs) of Bulgaria. The sole score was 79-73.

Rose was a step better than Kostov, who did bring the fight in the early rounds and applied the pressure but couldn't get anything going once Rose found his pace.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kidaguilar on 10-22-2016

Who is this bum who just beat a fighter with 26 loses and is now fighting for Nica's title?

Comment by The Conundrum on 10-22-2016

Elliot foster - Josh taylor!

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