A look into the Super Flyweight division before this Saturday hits out television screens, with Kal Yafai hoping to light up the division for Britain! Its a shame divisions like these never get as much exposure as they should, there is some absolute killer unification clashes on the horizon.
This Saturday we find out how good Kal Yafai really is, he’s had a very promising rise through the professional ranks, but its fair to say his record has been protected pretty carefully by his promoters and this Saturday he takes on WBA champion Luis Concepcion.
Concepcion enters the bout with a record of 35-4-0 (24ko’s) and the undefeated Brit comes in with a record of 20-0-0 (14ko’s), however Concepcion’s resume is arguably levels above Yafai’s. The bookmakers have Yafai the slight favourite and if he is successful in his quest to win a world title, there is some great match ups in the division.
Japanese monster and WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue is aged just 23 but had captured his first world title in just his 6th fight. With a record 0f 11-0-0 (9ko’s) he is already a two weight world champion and comes with colossal power for a man weighing just 115lbs / 8.2 Stone.
Probably the smallest super fight boxing will have had in the last few years, would see Inoue matched up against pound for pound number 1 king and best fighter on the planet at the moment, WBC Super Flyweight champion and 4 weight world champion, Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez.
If Inoue and Gonzalez were to meet it would be an absolutely electric fight with the two clashes coming together to create a boxing masterpiece.
Gonzalez has never shy’d away from anyone in his professional career and has an impressive record of 46-0-0 (38ko’s) and still aged just 29. The Nicaraguan fighter is no doubt at the top of boxing at the moment and no one has seemed to be able to touch him.
The IBF Super Flyweight Champion is Filipino fighter Jerwin Ancajas, a 24 year old with a record of 25-1-1 (16ko’s) and is on a twelve fight winning streak, most recently taking McJoe Arroyo’s undefeated record away from him.
There are no fake champions in this division and its one of the most competitive and exciting, and to make it even better they all seem to be on a collision course to some massive unification fights. Even the mandatory challengers in the division are world class.
If Yafai comes through victorious on Saturday there is some huge fights on the horizon for him for definite, and it would be exciting if Hearn could bring them across the water here in the UK.