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KHALID YAFAI IS WORLD SUPER-FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION

 

 

Kal Yafai beats Luis Concepcion to win WBA super-fly world title

By Ben Dirs
BBC Sport at the Manchester Arena

Kal Yafai has won all 21 of his professional fights, with 14 victories coming inside the distance

Britain's Kal Yafai won the WBA super-flyweight title with a unanimous decision over Luis Concepcion.

Yafai dominated from the opening bell, flooring his opponent in the 10th round and winning 120-108, 119-108 and 117-110 on the judges' scorecards.

The belt could only be won by Yafai after the Panamanian was stripped of it when he failed to make the weight.

The 27-year-old, unbeaten in 21 professional fights, is the first boxer from Birmingham to win a world title.

Yafai had previously held the Commonwealth and British super-flyweight belts, and won a silver medal at the 2010 European Championships during his amateur career.

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Khalid Yafai decisions Luis Concepcion

By Scott Gilfoid

Unbeaten #11 WBA Khalid Yafai (21-0, 14 KOs) defeated former WBA super flyweight champion Luis Concepcion (35-5, 24 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision to capture the vacant WBA 115lb title on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The final judges’ scores were 120-108, 119-108 and 117-110.

Boxing News 24 scored the fight 7 rounds to 5 in favor of Yahfai. The challenger got credit for a knockdown in the 10th round in which Yafai pushed Concepcion to the canvas with a left hand. Referee Howard Foster blew the call by scoring it a knockdown when it reality it was a push.

Concepcion lost his WBA title on the scales last Friday when he came in 2 1/2 pounds over the super flyweight limit. The title was then stripped from him. It was still on the line for the 27-year-old Yafai to win though.

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