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Kal Yafai looking to make waves at Super Flyweight.

The WBA Super Flyweight Champion Wants Bigger, Tougher Tests (Photo Credit: Sky Sports)


By Aaron Cooper

By now regular readers of my work will be familiar with my fondness for the super flyweight division. It has provided several of the best fights I have seen in recent years, it most certainly has a depth of talent.

Great Britain boasts its own super flyweight world champion in Birmingham’s Kal Yafai, and the second city's first ever world champion appears to have big aspirations.

The WBA champion has made a steady start to his world title reign, defending his world title twice thus far. The last being against Japan’s highly ranked super flyweight Sho Ishida. But it appears that Yafai has his sights firmly set on a certain former pound for pound number one, Nicaragua's Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.

The Birmingham man told Sky Sports.

"We accepted the 'Chocolatito' fight before but for whatever reason, they decided against it," the 28-year-old began.

"Of course I am still desperate for it to happen, he's a legend of the sport and I want to test myself against the best.

"He's had those back-to-back losses so if he can come back and win well - I've heard he is fighting in May - then it sets it up perfectly for us.

"I've been told that I will probably be out again at the end of May myself and am just waiting for confirmation. I'm training full steam ahead and news should come soon."

Yafai is in one of the most competitive division’s in world boxing with fellow world champions Sor Rungvisai, Jerwin Ancajas and. With a ‘Superfly 3’ card rumoured this autumn, and the WBO title being left vacant by Naoya Inoue’s decision to move to Bantamweight. Fan’s of Yafai can only hope they see their man attempting to unify his world title against one of the division’s talented champions.