Feature | Dec 08 2018

Qais Ashfaq steps out of the shadows

Qais Ashfaq tells Matt Bevan how he is making up for lost time
Sheffield Show Weigh In

QAIS ASHFAQ will be hoping a win over Jay Carney on Saturday at the Sheffield Arena will be the perfect springboard for an exciting 2019, in which he will catapult himself into title contention in the super-bantamweight division.

Ashfaq, an Olympian in 2016 and former Commonwealth and European silver medallist in the unpaid code, originally turned pro after the Games, but injuries and promotional issues meant he had to wait till February this year in Manchester to actually step between the ropes for his professional debut.

The 25-year-old initially signed a deal with Hayemaker Promotions, however when nothing came to fruition, they parted ways and he signed on with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing. He has subsequently rattled off three victories, earning his first stoppage in September and looks to carry on that momentum on Saturday.


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