Kal Yafai: I've had enough of "journeymen" fights

Kal Yafai (R) in action with Abigail Medina during their Bantamweight bout at Motorpoint Arena on October 26, 2013
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British super-flyweight Kal Yafai admits that he is relishing the prospect of being involved in a competitive fight at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Wednesday night.

British super-flyweight Kal Yafai has admitted that he can't wait to showcase his talents against a higher-standard opponent when he faces Yaqub Kareem for the Commonwealth title on Wednesday night.

Yafai has stormed through his first 10 professional encounters, winning eight by stoppage, and the Birmingham-based fighter is delighted to have been given a tougher challenge against the Nigerian, who has won 13 of his 17 matches.

The 23-year-old is quoted by World Boxing News as saying: "I'm very excited about the fight. I've been training hard and I'm in great shape, and I just want to get out there now, get the job done and grab hold of my first title belt.

"I've had enough of those fights where I am expected to win against journeymen - I had after three professional fights. You just have to go through it because I can't pick the opponents. I just get in, do the business and fight who I'm told."

Sports Mole will be providing live text commentary of Yafai's bout, along with Stephen Smith WBC silver super-featherweight clash with Mauricio Javier Munoz and featherweight Josh Warrington's Commonwealth and British title contest with Martin Lindsay.

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