Kal Yafai vs. Suguru Muranaka Live Fight, Watch Online Boxing Game, odds, live update, what TV Channel, Full Fight Card, Game Time and more info.
WBA Super Flyweight champion Kal Yafai will make his first defense of his crown when he takes on top 10 rated Suguru Muranaka This Saturday, May 13th live on AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment.The card will originate from Yafai’s hometown of Birmingham, England. AWE’s live coverage begins at 3 pm ET.
WBA World super flyweight champion Kal Yafai (21-0, 14 KOs) successfully weighed in at 114 ¼ pounds on Friday at his official weigh-in for his title defense against #10 WBA fringe contender Suguru Muranaka (25-2-1, 8 KOs) for their fight this Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, UK.
The 31-year-old Muranaka also weighed in at 114 ¼ pounds. Yafai looked a lot taller than 5’4” Muranaka despite both guys listed as 5’4”. Looking at the two, I think Yafai is at least 2 inches taller than the Japanese fighter. I guess it doesn’t matter. This is not supposed to be a competitive fight. Muranaka was picked from way, way down in the World Boxing Association rankings for his title shot. What’s weird is that Yafai has been squawking about wanting to fight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, but then he turns around and chooses to fight a fringe contender in Muranaka.
I don’t understand that move. If Yafai believes he can beat Roman Gonzalez, then what in the heck is he doing fighting a small, old guy like Muranaka. It boggles the mind to try and understand fighters like Yafai and his promoter Eddie Hearn. If they couldn’t get Roman Gonzalez, then how about #1 WBA Sho Ishida, Juan Francisco Estrada, Ricardo Rodriguez, Rex Tso or Naoya Inoue? Were those guys all busy or what? Yafai is doing a lot of talking, but he’s not backing it up by facing the talents in the division.