Kal Yafai to make US debut on May 26

Kal Yafai
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Kal Yafai will box on the same bill as rival champion Jerwin Ancajas in America

WBA super-flyweight champion Kal Yafai will make his Stateside debut on May 26 when he fights David Carmona at the Save Mart Center in Fresno.

On the same bill, Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF super-fly title against Jonas Sultan.

“I can’t wait to make my U.S. debut. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I laced them up,” Yafai said.

“This is the right time to do it. Everyone wants to fight in America at some stage in their career, and this is the right moment for me to announce myself in the States. I know people will talk about the Jerwin Ancajas fight, of course, but Carmona is the man in front of me, and he’s all I’m thinking about. I have to look good against Carmona, but I know that the Ancajas fight is something that can happen down the line in the States or in England.”

Kal Yafai

Ancajas said, “I am so glad and very grateful that I was given an opportunity to fight Jonas Sultan.

“We are given a chance to display our talents on a world stage, two Filipinos fighting for a world title. This is history, and our names will be linked forever.”

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