Boxing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men’s Flyweight

On Sunday, February 27th, Galal Yafai will make his professional boxing debut, and he has his sights set on adding the world title to his Olympic gold medal.

The British competitor won the flyweight title with a 4-1 points decision over the Filipino’s Carlo Paalam at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo in August of last year.

This evening at London’s O2 Arena, the 29-year-old will make his professional boxing debut against Carlos Vado Bautista of Mexico. Just as soon as feasible, I want to be the global champion.

Boxing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's Flyweight

As an Olympic winner, people have high hopes for me, but I’m taking it all in stride.

All throughout the House, Yafai may be Seen Sporting a Gold Medal.

Yafai’s Olympic gold medal in the flyweight division is highly coveted because he is only the second British boxer to win the event since Terence Spinks in Melbourne in 1956.

He finally admitted, “It stays in my place.” Every once in a while, I’ll put it on and go about the house in it.

Before I left for the press conference announcing my professional debut, I almost forgot it at the hotel. There was no way I could have forgotten to go and grab it!

Five years after making his Olympic debut in Rio, where he reached the round of 16, Yafai triumphed in Tokyo.

There wasn’t much downtime for him to process everything he’d seen and done in Japan. The month “flew by like a lightning,” he claimed. “It was all a whirlwind, but I savoured every moment of it and gained invaluable experience.”

Yafai is Determined to Follow in his Family’s Footsteps After having the “Experience of My Life.”

Seven years after working in a Land Rover plant, on Sunday he’ll join his brothers Kal and Gamal in the professional boxing ring.

Yafai had always planned on turning professional, but he thought back on his time with Team GB before focusing on his new endeavour.

He remarked, “I cherished my time on the squad” when asked about his experience with the group.

The Olympic gold was the cherry on top of the best period of my life, but now that I’m in the salaried ranks, my perspective has shifted.

It’s business as usual for me. But the rounds are longer, the gloves are smaller, and I’m jumping right into a ten-rounder.