Yafai

Light Fly Yafai Galal
Nationality
 England
Age
23 years
Gender
Man
Height
1.70m
AIBA Class
Elite
Stance

Galal Yafai has been a revelation this year for the British Lionhearts, one of a crop of young, talented boxers that have broken through to the world stage in style in 2016. Holding off the unbeaten Harvey Horn for the hotly contested light flyweight spot, Yafai’s WSB debut came in the form of a TKO win against Mexico Guerreros’ Joselito Velazquez in London’s York Hall in February, but it was his spectacular Semi-Final performance against Astana Arlans Kazakhstan’s Yerzhan Zhomart that cemeted his place for the final in Tashkent.

Past Results

  • 2016 – World Series of Boxing Season 2016 Semi-finals – 49KG Won against Yerzhan Zhomart (KAZ) 3:0
  • 2016 – AIBA European Olympic Qualification Event (Samsun, TUR) 1st place – 49KG Won against Artur Hovhannisyan (ARM) 3:0 in the final; Won against Samuel Carmona (ESP) 3:0 in the semi-final; Won against Daniil Platonovschii (MDA) DQ 3rd round in the quarter-final; Won against Enver Amis (ROM) 3:0 in the first preliminary round
  • 2016 – World Series of Boxing Season 2016 6th Round – 49KG Won against Joselito Velasquez (MEX) TKOI 2nd round
  • 2016 – Bocskai Memorial Tournament (Debrecen, HUN) 1st place – 49KG Won against Shalkar Aikynbay (KAZ) 2:1 in the final; Won against Imad Ahyoun (MAR) 3:0 in the semi-final; Won against Rufat Huseynov (AZE) 3:0 in the quarter-final
  • 2015 – Olympic Test Event (Rio de Janeiro, BRA) 3rd place – 49KG Lost to Patrick Lourenco (BRA) 3:0 in the semi-final; Won against Tomoya Tsuboi (JPN) 3:0 in the quarter-final
  • 2015 – Golden Gong Tournament (Skopje, MKD) 1st place – 49KG Won against Isak Sulejmani (MKD) TKO 3rd round in the final
  • 2015 – English National Championships 3rd place – 49KG Lost to Sunny Edwards (ENG) 2:1 in the semi-final; Won against Scott Rankin (ENG) 3:0 in the quarter-final
  • 2015 – Somercotes Boxing Show (Alfreton, ENG) 1st place – 49KG Won against Ben Norman (ENG) 3:0 in the final
  • 2014 – English National Championships 5th place – 49KG Lost to Harvey Horn (ENG) 2:1 in the quarter-final
  • 2012 – English National Novice Championships 1st place – 51KG Won against Troy Smart (ENG) by points in the final; Won against Kyle Staniforth (ENG) by points in the semi-final

Previous Bouts

Date Against Score Outcome
June 4, 2016 Cuba ARGILAGOS Johanys 3:0 Loss - WP 3:0
May 26, 2016 Kazakhstan YERZHAN Zhomart 3:0 Win - WP 3:0
February 18, 2016 Mexico VELAZQUEZ Joselito 0:0 Win - TKO-I R2 02:14