Public Workout Ahead Of Kal Yafai’s Homecoming!


Birmingham’s first ever world boxing champion, Kal Yafai, make his first title defence against Japan’s Suguru Muranaka on Saturday night! We dropped the Bullring earlier this week to catch some of the fighters in action at the public open workout!

And what a turn out! 

The Bullring was packed from floor to floor as members of the public flooded into the mall to show their support to our fighters ahead of Saturday night's event, where we'll see Kal Yafai make his first world title defence!

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If you missed the open workout, here's a few shots to give you a flavour of our fighters...

Birmingham born Kal defends his WBA super-lightweight championship against Suguru Muranaka in his own backyard on Saturday night...but Yafai is hoping a certain football manager turns up to our arena for the big fight.

"Redknapp can have the best seat in the house," Yafai told Sky Sports. "He could do the ring walk!I know some football players will be there to watch it but Harry is, of course, more than welcome." Kal revealed in a recent interview with Sky Sports News.

Who knows? Now Harry has restored the feel good factor in the blue side of Birmingham, maybe he'll show is support for our first Brummie boxing world champ!

Gamal Yafai also features on the bill as he goes head-to-head with Sean Davis in a bout which will see the WBC International Super-Bantamweight title on the line!

Matchroom Boxing Public Workout (Mark Robinson Matchroom ) (16)

Gamal, younger brother of our headliner fighter Kal, fancies his chances on Saturday night. “I can’t wait for this,” said Yafai. “Fighting in front of my home fans on big shows is something I’ve always wanted to do and it’s a bonus to be alongside my brother. To do it so early into my career is massive for me. I’m so happy to be one of the big names in Birmingham.

“It’s my job to answer whatever Sean brings. I’m capable of that. I am more than just a puncher, I can outbox Sean and outpunch him – I beat him in every department.

FIGHT SCHEDULE

Kal Yafai vs Suguru Muranaka (WBA Super-Flyweight World Championship fight)
Sam Eggington vs Ceferino Rodriguez (EBU European Welterweight Title fight)
Gamal Yafai vs Sean Davis
Frankie Gavin vs Dave Ryan
Adam Harper vs Ryan Kelly

Lennox Clarke, Jordan Clayton, Charlie Williams and David Egan also feature on the bill.

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