Hearn Looks To Make Galal Yafai vs Frank-Harris Winner In 2023 Before Challenging For The World Title
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed earlier today via Twitter that a fight of interest for Olympic gold medalist and unbeaten professional Galal Yafai (2-0, 2 KOs) is the winner of the British and Commonwealth Flyweight title contest between Tommy Frank (15-2-1) and Jay Harris (19-3).
Frank vs Harris will likely land on the undercard to Josh Warrington‘s mandatory defence of his IBF Featherweight world championship against Mexico’s Luis Alberto Lopez. Warrington-Lopez takes place on December 10 at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.
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Harris previously unsuccessfully challenged WBC Champion Julio Cesar Martinez in 2020 whilst Frank has been the marquee name on the Fightzone platform under Dennis Hobson. A high-level Domestic clash in the smaller weights is a rare occurrence in Britain, especially one where both fighters have a significant profile.
Fight fans would love to see Yafai capitalise on this opportunity and take part in an all-British fight that could generate interest. Hearn stated that he would be interested in matching Yafai with the Frank-Harris winner ‘asap’ en route to a world title shot, which the British promoter believes Yafai could get in as early as his 5th fight.
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First, Yafai defends his WBC International title against Mexico’s Gohan Rodriguez Garcia (12-1-1, 1 KOs) this Saturday, November 5 in Abu Dhabi, on the undercard of the WBA Light Heavyweight championship fight between Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, live on DAZN.
Yafai is ranked #20 with the WBC whilst Garcia is the #12 rated challenger with the same organisation and #15 with the WBO, potentially handing Yafai two top 15 world rankings including a likely top 10 spot with the WBC should Yafai emerge victorious this weekend.
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