• Dexter Hastings

Gamal Yafia gets TKO victory

Birmingham’s Gamal Yafai claim a TKO stoppage on the Matchroom show at the Manchester arena (2,11,19). Yafia who has been out for over a year with a damage right arm showed he was back to his very best. The Super Bantamweight (17- 1) methodically took Lee Clayton (10-3) apart in this 6 round fight controlling ever second of the 3 rounds it lasted. Yafia went though the gears and unleashed some heavy body shots in the third that put

Clayton down. When Clayton was put down a second time his corner were all ready to throw the towel in but as he rose to his feet the ref called the fight over 1 minute 35 seconds into the 3rd round. After this successful victory it is rumoured that Gamal could well challenge for the Super Bantamweight European title.

Dexter’s Thoughts

Great to see Gamal back in the squared circle and showing that his year out his not stopped his determination to be one the best in the world. He took out a very capable opponent in 3 rounds and looked good doing it. There are rumours that he could be fighting for a European title at Super Bantamweight which I could see him doing and now his arm looks back to 100 percent he could well emulate his brother Kal and win a world title and also claim a place in the Birmingham Boxing Columns hall of fame