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Kal Yafai Record

27-2
Total Fights29
Wins27
Losses2
Draws0
No-Contests0
Title Wins1
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins15
KO Losses1
Kal Yafai Record & Stats
Kal Yafai's Record
Kal Yafai's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Kal Yafai's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 11 years and four months, Kal Yafai fought 29 times with 27 wins and 2 losses.

      Yafai retired from professional boxing with a record of 27-2, which included one super-flyweight world-title win and four successful title defense fights. He had a 51.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 15 of his total 29 fights being knockout wins. The only knockout loss in Yafai's career was a 9th round TKO loss to Román González in a super-flyweight title fight.

      His latest fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Jonathan Rodriguez on November 18, 2023.

      Some of Yafai's best fights and notable victories include wins over David Carmona, Luis Concepción, Norbelto Jimenez, Israel González, Suguru Muranaka, Dixon Flores, and Sho Ishida.

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      29Nov 18, 202334Jonathan RodriguezLossUD
      28Nov 5, 202233Jerald PaclarWinUD
      27Feb 29, 202030Román GonzálezLoss *TKO9
      26Jun 29, 201930Norbelto JimenezWin *UD
      25Nov 24, 201829Israel GonzálezWin *UD
      24May 26, 201828David CarmonaWinRTD7
      23Oct 28, 201728Sho IshidaWin *UD
      22May 13, 201727Suguru MuranakaWin *UD
      21Dec 10, 201627Luis ConcepciónWin *UD
      20Oct 22, 201627Johnson TellezWinTKO3
      19Jun 25, 201627Jozsef AjtaiWinTKO1
      18Mar 5, 201626Dixon FloresWinKO1
      17Oct 17, 201526Jason CunninghamWinUD
      16Sep 5, 201526Aron JuarezWinKO1
      15May 9, 201525Isaac QuayeWinTKO1
      14Mar 28, 201525Cristofer RosalesWinPTS
      13Nov 15, 201425Everth BricenoWinUD
      12Sep 20, 201425Herald MolinaWinKO2
      11May 21, 201424Yaqub KareemWinKO3
      10Dec 14, 201324Ashley LaneWinTKO4
      9Oct 26, 201324Santiago BustosWinPTS
      8Mar 30, 201323Michael RamabeletsaWinPTS
      7Jan 19, 201323Gonzalo GarciaWinRTD4
      6Dec 8, 201223Jorge PerezWinTKO3
      5Nov 17, 201223Pio Antonio NettunoWinKO1
      4Oct 20, 201223Scott GladwinWinTKO2
      3Sep 22, 201223Victor KohWinPTS
      2Sep 8, 201223Richard VorosWinTKO1
      1Jul 7, 201223Delroy SpencerWinRTD2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Khalid Yafai (Kal) is a 34-year old retired British professional boxer. He was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England on June 11, 1989. He is a former super-flyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 11 years — from 2012 to 2023.

      Yafai made his professional boxing debut against Delroy Spencer at the age of 23 on July 7, 2012, defeating Spencer via 2nd round RTD. He went on to win 25 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 14 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on December 10, 2016 after 20 professional fights, against Luis Concepción for the super-flyweight WBA (vacant) title. He defeated Concepción via 12 round unanimous decision to become the super-flyweight champion of the world.

      Yafai has won one world title at super-flyweight. For all the details about Yafai's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Yafai had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Jonathan Rodriguez on November 18, 2023. Yafai lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 6 months and 3 days since this fight.

      Championships

      Yafai had a total of six world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Kal Yafai fought for a super-flyweight world title once, which he won via unanimous decision. He won one super-flyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 10, 2016Luis ConcepciónSuper-flyweightWBA*UD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Kal Yafai had five super-flyweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jun 29, 2019Norbelto JimenezSuper-flyweightWBAUD
      Nov 24, 2018Israel GonzálezSuper-flyweightWBAUD
      Oct 28, 2017Sho IshidaSuper-flyweightWBAUD
      May 13, 2017Suguru MuranakaSuper-flyweightWBAUD

      Title Losses

      Kal Yafai lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Feb 29, 2020Román GonzálezSuper-flyweightWBATKO

      Highlights

      Yafai fought a total of 29 times during his professional career, which includes 6 world-title fights at the super-flyweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 10, 2016: Yafai wins his first world title by defeating Luis Concepción via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBA super-flyweight world champion.

      • October 28, 2017: Yafai successfully defends the WBA super-flyweight title against Sho Ishida, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 26, 2018: Kal Yafai beats David Carmona via 7th round RTD.

      • November 24, 2018: Yafai successfully defends the WBA super-flyweight title against Israel González, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • June 29, 2019: Yafai successfully defends the WBA super-flyweight title against Norbelto Jimenez, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

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