Kal Yafai pleased with progress of early professional career

Super bantamweight prospect Kal Yafai believes that he has progressed at a steady rate since turning professional in July and wants to step up in class before the end of 2012.

Beijing Olympian Kal Yafai has declared that he is ready to step up in class after easing his way into life in professional boxing.

Yafai signed a deal with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn back in June after missing out on a place at London 2012 and has rattled off three quick victories in the pro ranks.

The 24-year-old believes that he is progressing at a steady rate and shared that he wants to keep stepping up in class in the latter part of 2012.

He said: "Everything is going smoothly and going to plan, which is what I expected. Things are getting better and better each week, I am getting more and more used to the pro game and I am really enjoying things at the moment.

"Eddie has it all planned out for me. I step up again to an eight rounder in Nottingham and then I will have another one in December and that will be the year done. Then we will sit down and take a look at what the plan is for the year ahead."

Yafai continues to gain experience with a super-bantamweight bout against Scott Gladwin on the undercard of Kell Brook's world title eliminator against Hector Saldivia in Sheffield this weekend.

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