Kal Yafai Wants World Title Next After 1st Round Blitz Of Flores

Kal Yafai blitzed Dixon Flores inside the opening round of their clash for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Super-Flyweight title at the Genting Arena in Birmingham and now wants to face WBA king Kohei Kono.


Yafai raced out of the traps and floored Flores inside the opening 30 seconds with a pair of hooks to the head, and although the Nicaraguan got up and fought back, Yafai whipped in a devilish left hook to the body that folded Flores in stunning style.

Yafai followed younger brother Gamal in landing a key win on the night and said that he wants to bring the Japanese champion to England this summer. Speaking afterwards Yafai said:

“I saw the opening and I took it. Once I landed clean, I knew he’d be in trouble. Trust me, I hit any of these Super-Flyweights clean, its goodnight. I said I’d take my time and box him early on. I saw him box the WBC champion and he gave him trouble, wobbling him in the first round but I was on a mission to make a real statement.”

He concluded:

“No British Super-Flyweight will fight me so it’s onto the World title next. Get Kono over here. All respect to Flores for coming here but when I land clean, I put them away. I dedicate it to my Mum as an early Mother’s Day present.”

(Image credit: Phil Sharkey)

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