Last night Kal Yafai put on the most impressive and competitive performance of the night against an elite level fighter in Luis Concepcion.
Yafai won the contest by unanimous decision with all the judges having it quite wide. Concepcion had entered the fight in a negative light by loosing his title on the scales due to coming in overweight, but showed a bit of good sportsmanship and decided to backflip of the top rope despite knowing he had been defeated.
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Anthony Joshua may have headlined the show but Yafai’s performance was definitely the most significant in terms of achievement, the performance he put in was outstanding and on the night the right man won for sure.
Yafai extends his undefeated record with a world level fighter on his resume now and has captured the WBA Super Flyweight Title in a division arguably one of the most competitive, with the belt holders coming with enormous talent.
Yafai drew a good atmosphere yesterday with many turning out to see their man become the new WBA champion and providing the right matchmaking is given, Yafai should be looking at some blockbuster fights in the next year.
With fighters such as Roman Gonzalez and Naoya Inoue currently with titles under their belt, there is some big events potentially going to be made here in the U.K.