News | Aug 11 2018

Kal Yafai eyes showdown with Roman Gonzalez

'Hopefully he can get some good wins and then we can have a showdown,' Kal Yafai says
Kal Yafai
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KAL YAFAI has completed three successful defences of the WBA super-flyweight title he won in 2016. But he wants a defining fight and is hoping for a collision with Nicaragua’s Roman Gonzalez.

“He’s coming back in September, I know I’m not in their plans right now. They want to get a couple of wins and then they’re happy to fight me. Hopefully he can get some good wins and then we can have a showdown, which would be great,” he told Boxing News.

He is preparing to return to America for his next fight later this year, in October or November. “I’m not in bad shape, my speed and timing and my movement’s still pretty good. I’ve had a couple of little spars and I’m better than where I’m normally at at this stage. I’m ticking over and I’ve been working on a few things and just trying to improve each time,” he said.