Fight Report

YAFAI RETAINS WBA TITLE WITH WIN OVER MURANAKA

WBA super Flyweight Champion Khalid Yafai (22-0, 14 KOs) was given a harder than expected assignment for his first title defence, a spirited effort put forward by the Japanese Suguru Muranaka (25-3-1, 8 KOs) meant that the fight would go the distance, albeit widely on the scorecards by 118-108, 119-107, 119-107.

Yafai dropped Muranaka in round two, using his better skillset thereafter but was given a trial by fire as the tough Japanese fighter stood his ground, bringing Yafai into some toe to toe action in a fast paced fan friendly fight.

Fight Rating (Out of 5) 3_Star

 

Kal Yafai4_Star

 

Suguru Muranaka 3_Star

 

Earlier in the evening Sam Eggington (21-3, 13 KOs) took home the EBU Welterweight title with a tenth round knockout over Spaniard Ceferino Rodriguez (24-2, 12 KOs).

Capitalising on his win over Paulie Malignaggi last time out, Eggington found a picture-perfect right uppercut followed by a huge left hook to finish Rodriguez.

Fight Rating (Out of 5)3_Star

 

Sam Eggington4_Star

 

Ceferino Rodriguez 2_Star

 

Gamal Yafai (12-0, 5 KOs) star continued to rise with the sixth round win over the tough Sean Davis (12-1, 0 KOs) who got off the canvas six times before succumbing to Yafai’s power. Yafei claimed the WBC International title.

Fight Rating (Out of 5) 2_Star

 

Gamal Yafai 4_Star

 

Sean Davis 2_Star

 

Elsewhere Former welterweight title challenger Frankie Gavin (24-3, 14 KOs) outpointed Renald Garrido (18-15-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds. The score was 77-75.

Fight Rating (Out of 5) 2_Star

 

Frankie Gavin  3_Star

 

Renald Garrido 1_Star

 

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