FLYWEIGHT champion: Galal Yafai

Galal Yafai retained his crown in a tough fight against Gohan Rodriguez Garcia

Galal Yafai retained his WBC International Flyweight Title via a split decision against tough challenger Gohan Rodriguez Garcia last November 5th in Abu Dhabi.   The show was promoted by Matchroom.

previously fought:
2020 Olympic Gold medalist from Birmingham (England) Galal Yafai made quick work of Philadelphia’s Miguel Cartagena, forcing a stoppage after two rounds to retain his WBC International Flyweight crown.   Cartagena’s cornerman informed the referee that enough was enough at the end of round two during the one minute rest before round three could start.   The championship was on Saturday evening April 30th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.    Cartagena was down in round two (about 45 secs to the end of the session), but referee Harvey Dock correctly ruled it as a slip.

  At the weigh-in in NY the champion scaled 111.8lbs, the challenger 110.4


Former International champions in this weight class

Jackson Chauke,   South Africa

Ulises LARA,   México

Cristofer Rosales,   Nicaragua

Andrew SELBY,   Wales

Ardin Diale,   Philippines

Giemel Abuan Magramo,  Philippines

 Renz Rowell  ROSIA,  Philippines

Renan Trongco,  Philippines

Rey  Megriño,  Philippines

Pongsaklek Wonjongkam,  Thailand

Edgar Sosa,  México         *   title definitively relinquished   8 June 2012

Edgar  Sosa  México         * reinstated  by President Sulaiman   Nov. 9, 2011

Ryan Engalla BITO,  Philippines

Sanmuangloei  Kokietgym  (Sooksan  Chaichana),  Thailand

Moruti Mthalane,  South Africa

Monelisi Mhikiza Myekeni,  South Africa

Chatchai Sasakul,  Thailand

Alex Ali Baba,  Ghana

Diosdado Gabi,  Philippines

Richard Clarke,  Jamaica

Jaosinthorn Chalermsri,  Thailand

Randy Mangubat,  Philippines

Jonathan Peñalosa,  Philippines

Ngqubela Gwazela,  South Africa