• Height: 163 cm
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Nationality: United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Living and training at: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Birmingham
  • Wons: 21 (14 KO)
  • Loses: 0
  • Draws: 0
  • Wons: 22 (14 KO)
  • Loses: 0
  • Draws: 0

  • Height: 163 cm
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Nationality: Japan Japan
  • Living and training at: Japan Japan, Tokyo
  • Wons: 25 (8 KO)
  • Loses: 2
  • Draws: 1
  • Wons: 25 (8 KO)
  • Loses: 3
  • Draws: 1
W  UD 12
  • Date: 13.05.17
  • Title:  world title (WBA)
  • Location: Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena, United Kingdom
  • Division: Super Flyweight (до 52.2 kg)
Khalid Yafai
Suguru Muranaka
  
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Comments: Muranaka down in the 2nd round. Yafai had one point deducted in the 8th for repeated low blows

Kal Yafai made the first defence of his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Japan's Muranaka at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday May 13, live on Sky Sports. The Briton made a first defence of his WBA world super-flyweight title the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday May 13th.

Yafai became Birmingham’s first world champion with a dominant performance over Luis Concepcion in Manchester in December to claim the vacant strap, and the unbeaten 27-year-old cannot wait to headline his homecoming show.

If Yafai keeps his unbeaten record intact this weekend, he wants to meet the winner of the Sept. 30 rematch between Thailand's Wisaksil Wangek and Roman Gonzalez, the Nicaraguan who lost the WBC title on a huge shock via a majority decision in March.

Japan's Naoya Inoue is the other main player in one of boxing's most competitive divisions and he defends his WBO belt against Mexican Ricardo Rodriguez on May 21.

According to the bookmakers, Yafay was the favorite in this battle - 1.06, while those who believed in Muranaka would be able to rise up to 17 times of the amount. The most likely outcome was the stoppage victory of Kal - 1.44. If the Japanese lasted for 12 rounds, you could get rich by 3.5.

Tickets for the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham were available on theticketfactory.com for £ 45 - £ 225.

 

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