Khalid Yafai

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Name: Khalid Yafai
Alias: Kal Yafai
Hometown: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 163cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainers: Max McCracken, Spencer McCracken
Promoter: Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing)

Amateur Career

  • 2005 World Cadet (U-17) Championships Gold medalist in Liverpool, England (48 kg):
  • 2007 English ABA Nationals Gold medalist in Liverpool & London (48 kg):
  • 2007 World Amateur Championships participant in Chicago, United States (51 kg):
  • 2008 Summer Olympic Games participant in Beijing, China (51 kg):
  • 2011 European Championships participant in Ankara, Turkey (51 kg):

Regional & Minor Titles

Professional Record

Championship Record

  • 5 opponents (0 by KO) beaten in World Super Flyweight Title bouts.
  • 5-1-0 (0 KO's) in world championship bouts.
  • 2-1-0 (0 KO's) against former or current world champions.

World Titles

  • WBA World Super Flyweight Title (Dec 2016 - Feb 2020, 5 defences)

Awards & Recognitions

  • British "Junior Sportsman of the Year" (2005)


  • Khalid Yafai is the son of Yemeni parents.
  • Older brother of Gamal Yafai.
  • He was the first English boxer to win the U-17 World Championships (in 2005).

Preceded by:
Luis Concepcion
Stripped (failed to make weight)
WBA Super Flyweight Champion
2016 Dec 10 – 2020 Feb 29
Succeeded by:
Roman Gonzalez