- 2020 Olympic Gold Medallist Galal Yafai Headlines For The First Time
- Yafai Faces The Former British Champion, Sheffield’s Tommy Frank
- Yafai vs Frank Running Order And How To Watch The Card Live On DAZN
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion Galal Yafai (4-0, 3 KOs) defends his WBC International Flyweight Title against Sheffield’s former British champion, Tommy Frank (15-3-1, 3 KOs) this Saturday, August 19, live on DAZN.
Yafai-Frank takes place at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, England and is the latest headliner in Matchroom Boxing’s ‘NXT GEN’ series.
‘Golden Galal’ turned professional in January 2022 and won the WBC International title over ten rounds in his debut at London’s O2. Since then, Yafai has boxed at Madison Square Garden, Abu Dhabi and back at the O2 and now tops the bill for the first time.
Yafai will be targeting British, Commonwealth and European titles which could all fall in the hands of the winner of a potential Jay Harris-Connor Butler matchup.
Frank lost his British Flyweight Title to Harris just a few months ago and has picked up another big opportunity off the back of a defeat.
‘Super’ Tommy is the vastly more experienced fighter in the pro ranks and has previously held Central Area, Commonwealth, British, WBC International Silver and IBO Intercontinental titles.
Yafai vs Frank Undercard
Yafai vs Frank Undercard: Main Card
Bolton Super-Lightweight Khaleel Majid (10-0, 3 KOs) makes his Matchroom debut against Italy’s Alessandro Fersula (9-4) over eight rounds.
The 26-year-old nicknamed ‘Major’ is a big ticket seller in the North West – which will be an important market for Matchroom moving forward – and claims to sell over 600 tickets out of his hands.
Alnwick’s rising Welterweight star Cyrus Pattinson (6-0, 4 KOs) broke down and stopped former British Champion Chris Jenkins last time out in March in his first headline fight at the Utilita Arena Newcastle to pick up the WBA International Title.
The 29-year-old former Team GB standout puts his Title on the line against Wolverhampton’s former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion Conah Walker (11-2-1, 3 KOs) as he continues to climb the 147lbs ladder towards further title shots later this year.
English Heavyweight champion Solomon Dacres (6-0, 2 KOs) will face 28-year-old South African southpaw Chris Thompson (12-4-1, 7 KOs).
S-Jam managed Dacres to claim the English championship with a second-round stoppage over Robert Ismay and will hope to land a shot at the prestigious Lonsdale belt next year.
South African Thompson is coming off a points loss to 18-0 Russian hope Evgeny Romanov, who famously knocked out Deontay Wilder in the unpaid ranks back in 2008.
An approach was made to BOXXER-promoted Jeamie TKV for an English title fight on this card but the undefeated Heavyweight declined it due to insufficient preparation time, asking for a September bout instead.
Oxford’s Jordan Flynn (9-0, 1 KOs) and Birmingham’s Kane Baker (19-10-1, 3 KOs) rematch in an eliminator for the English Super-Featherweight Title following their April clash.
Yafai vs Frank Undercard: Before The Bell
- Aaron Bowen (2-0) vs Wilmer Baron (6-1)
- Ibraheem Sulaimaan (0-0) vs Michel Gonxhe (5-4-1)
- Sahil Khan (0-0) vs Sean Jackson (0-14-1)
- Muhammad Ali (2-0) vs Francisco Rodriguez (1-16)
Yafai vs Frank Running Order, Weights
16:50 LIVE ON BEFORE THE BELL
4 x 3 mins International Super-Bantamweight contest
MUHAMMAD ALI 123.5 lbs v FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ 122.7 lbs
(Leicestershire, England) (Alfacar, Spain)
4 x 3 mins Bantamweight contest
SAHIL KHAN 122.2 lbs v SEAN JACKSON 120.9 lbs
(Birmingham, England) (Manchester, England)
6 x 3 mins International Middleweight contest
AARON BOWEN 162.9 lbs v WILMER BARON 165.3 lbs
(Coventry, England) (Arboletes, Colombia)
4 x 3 mins International Lightweight contest
IBRAHEEM SULAIMAN 136.4 lbs v MICHEL GONXHE 136.5 lbs
(Birmingham, England) (Karlsruhe, Germany)
19:00 LIVE ON DAZN
10 x 3 mins English Super-Featherweight Title Eliminator
JORDAN FLYNN 129.6 lbs v KANE BAKER 129.8 lbs
(Oxford, England) (Birmingham, England)
8 x 3 mins international Super-Lightweight contest
KHALEEL MAJID 142.6 lbs v ALESSANDRO FERSULA 141.2 lbs
(Bolton, England) (Rome, Italy)
10 x 3 mins International Heavyweight contest
SOLOMON DACRES 239.7 lbs v CHRIS THOMPSON 238.1 lbs
(Birmingham, England) (Gauteng, South Africa)
10 x 3 mins WBA International Welterweight Title
CYRUS PATTINSON 146.5 lbs v CONAH WALKER 146.9 lbs
(Alnwick, England) (Wolverhampton, England)
10 x 3 mins WBC International Flyweight Title
GALAL YAFAI 111.8 lbs v TOMMY FRANK 111.5 lbs
(Birmingham, England) (Sheffield, England)
Yafai vs Frank UK Start Time, TV Channel And Ring Walk Time
The preliminary action is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm BST (12:00 pm ET, 9:00 am PT) (subject to change) on the Matchroom Boxing and DAZN YouTube channels with the main card a little while later at 7 pm BST (2 pm ET, 11 am PT) live on DAZN worldwide.
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Main Event Ring Walks will occur at approximately 10:00 pm BST (5:00 pm ET, 3:00 pm PT). Stay tuned to NoSmokeSport.com for more details about the running order, undercard and fight week updates as they happen.
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Galal Yafai vs Tommy Frank– 10 Rounds Flyweight – Sat, Aug 19– Utilita Arena, Birmingham, UK – Live On DAZN
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