Yafai, Thorley & Barton Added To Aug 4 JDNXTGEN Card

By Elliot Foster

Gamal Yafai will be back in the ring next month as he looks to get back on track.

The former WBC International super-bantamweight champion lost his undefeated record last time out.

Yafai was on the wrong end of a decision against Gavin McDonnell, the ex-world title challenger from Hull, and is aiming to bounce back on August 4.


He has been confirmed as an addition to the JDNXTGEN card at the Ice Arena in Cardiff, Wales, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

A win on the card, topped by ‘Welsh Wizard’ Joe Cordina’s vacant Commonwealth lightweight title showdown against Sean Dodd, will see him step forward to an outing on the September 8 card at the Arena Birmingham, also on Sky Sports, which is topped by Amir Khan against Samuel Vargas.

Yafai will be joined on the Cardiff bill by Welsh Area light-heavyweight champion Nathan Thorley and super-middleweight prospect Daniel Barton.

Kazakh Olympic champion Daniyar Yeleussinov fights for the fourth time in the paid code, while Natasha Jonas makes the first defence of her WBA female International super-featherweight title, Jordan Gill looks to remain undefeated and Sean McGoldrick fights in his home city for the first time as a pro.

IN OTHER NEWS: July 14th could be a massive date in the professional career of Eric Donovan as the Athy featherweight has taken Olympic medallist and former teammate Kenneth Egan on board as coach as the pair hunt a European title shot together.

The reigning BUI Celtic champion, fights for the eighth time, headlining his fourth show, and will finally become eligible for the European rankings. Needing eight fights on his record before the European Boxing Union will consider him, Donovan hits this milestone when he tops the 'Celtic Clash 6' bill at Good Counsel GAA Club in Drimnagh, Dublin this Saturday night.

A lack of willing opponents in Ireland has stalled Donovan's dream of claiming an Irish professional title to go with his five amateur crowns, and 'Lilywhite Lightning' now looks set to bypass to continental level. The current European champion is Spaniard Marc Vidal who soon defends against Kiko Martinez - remember him? - and Donovan, for now, is targeting the new European Union champion Andoni Gago.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Anthony Fowler To Box On Kell Brook-Michael Zerafa Gabe Rosado Aims To Beat Down Arias, Prevent 'Running' Tactics David Price vs. Tom Little Set, December 22 At O2 Arena Frampton Warns Warrington About Using Any Dirty Tactics Abimael Ortiz, Alfredo Santiago, Jonathan Lopez Back on Dec. 1 Oscar Rivas Aims To Be Impressive on Stevenson-Gvozdyk Card Wilder: Hearn Treated Ortiz Like Clown, All Unfulfilled Promises Danny Garcia Wants Revenge Fights With Thurman, Porter Frampton Willing To Return To U.S. For Leo Santa Cruz Trilogy Joseph Parker: You Will See More Power in The Flores Fight Dubois vs. Gorman Among The Fights Ordered By BBBofC Brandon Rios vs. Josh Kelly Could Happen, Says Eddie Hearn Petar Milas Returns To Action on December 8 in Zagreb Mayweather vs. Nasukawa: Rizin CEO Confirms Fight is Back On Broadcast Team For PBC on FOX Shows Will Look Familiar UK News: Sean Dodd, Shaquille Day, Lewis Crocker, Benson Saucedo Seeks World Title in Hometown After Epic Performance Wilder: 12/1 Winner is The Best - Joshua Can't Beat Me, Fury, Ortiz! Diego De La Hoya Faints While Training To Make Weight, Fight Off Caleb Truax Very Motivated For Peter Quillin Crossroads Bout Michael Dutchover Aims To Clinch a Big Birthday Win Wilder: If Fury Can't Be Beat, Why The F*** Did He Hire Roach? Photos: Jaron Ennis, Raymond Serrano - Ready For ShoBox Clash Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Size Up at Presser Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Face To Face, Final Presser Vikas Krishan, Top Rank Promotional Pact Made Official Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Face To Face at Final Presser Mayweather Says Nasukawa Fight is Back, Terms Being Finalized Photos: Kavaliauskas vs. Roberto Arriaza - Set For Eliminator Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Ready For War Photos: Luis Ortiz Putting in Work For Travis Kauffman Fight Photos: Jarrett Hurd Grinding Hard For Jason Welborn Bout Euro News: Tyron Zeuge, Mikhalkin vs. Boesel, More Hooker: An Old Midget Hurt Saucedo; Being Tough Won't Be Enough Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury To Be Carried in Movie Theaters Joe Joyce Welcomes Ordered Clash With Hughie Fury Fury: At Some Point, I'll Have To Stand and Fight With Wilder Photos: Roman Gonzalez Putting in Work For Guevara Clash Fury: Joyce Sparring Had Nothing To Do With Training Camp Move

Latest Active Forum Threads