AIR DATE: Jan 10 2022 12:46UTC
EPISODE: Episode 7
Galal Yafai | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
Today Mike profiles Galal Yafai MBE, a British amateur boxer who won gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Watch Knuckle Up’s Mike Orr, who always discusses up-and-coming young, hungry, and (usually) undefeated boxers during his live daily show at 4pm EST on TalkinFight.com or YouTube.com/c/TalkinFight
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[ Music, ] hello, there, boxing fans around the world.
Thank you for joining us once again on talk and fight for another episode of knuckle up featuring mike orr at four and today we’re talking about a young british boxer who competed at the olympics.
Yes and won a medal, a medal, yes uh yuffie, arguably probably the most anticipated british brought prospect of 2022 and uh yeah honestly yaffi, the younger brother of fellow boxers, cal and gemal was the 2020 summer olympics gold, medalist and fans are excited to see.
For this birmingham base fighter uh, he was also named boxing news’s male amateur boxer uh of the year for 2021.
This kid, while representing england in the lightweight division, uh the southpaw one silver medal at the 2017 european championships, uh anna gold at the 2018 commonwealth games and bronze, while representing great britain in the flyweight division at the 2019 european games.
He also competed at the 2016 rio olympics, which um at the rio games in 2016.
He lost in the second round uh.
The defeat really hit him on the flight home, while team gb’s medal winners, uh the likes of nicole adams and mo farah were treated to first class in business seats and the other athletes were brushed to the back of the plane.
It was a feeling that yaffi did not want to relive uh, so this so he arrived in tokyo, far from uh fancied, but over five contests in the arena he was precise, stylish, explosive and powerful in the gold medal match after he dropped his opponent, carlo palama Of the philippines to the campus in the first round, the result was never a doubt.
He was gon na win it uh.
Yaffi’S gold was one of six medals for team gb uh, making its britain’s most successful games in the sport for more than a hundred years.
You know this kid he’s he’s about to go pro man he’s about to do it up and uh it’s one of these big things: another olympic uh star, another amateur star, who’s about to uh, turn pro and seriously we’re waiting to see it man because his brothers, You know he’s got brothers competing, who are just you know, just killing it man and and he’s one of these guys who’s been living in the shadows of his brothers uh for their accomplishments.
You know, and uh he’s he’s now.
He’S got now got some bragging rights with that big gold medal around his neck.
So now that that’s all over he’s he’s on the verge man to uh to turn pro, he was thinking about turning pro back in 2016 after he lost but uh.
You know what he just couldn’t find it in himself to to turn pro at that time, because he had unfinished business in the amateur ranks, and you know what he competed at the 2020 olympics and came up with that big goal of them.
But what a wonderful victory guys go watch this guys matches from the olympics.
They’Re great he’s going to be turning pro soon he’s going to be signing a contract, we’ll let you know when his pro debut will be, but guys be on the lookout.
For this kid man definitely very anticipated everybody’s waiting to see this guy get in that ring as a pro and do what he does best and that’s box people out man and uh.
You know what, if, if he’s gon na be anything like his brothers, it’s definitely gon na, be a show.
So you’ve heard it here.
Man monday mike orr at f4, ah knuckle up another olympic prospect.
Well, another olympic.
That is now a new pro prospect.
That’S about to sign a contract and just be big things in these divisions.
I can’t wait.
It’S it’s gon na.
Be super exciting guys, we’ll let you know, then, when it’s going to happen, i’ll keep my ear, we’ll keep my ear to the streets and we’ll let you know exactly when that pro debut is going to happen, but in the meantime go check out all these amateur Boats, you can find them on youtube.
No problem, that’s gala! Yaffi! You heard it here on knuckle up at four with mike gore, bringing you the the prospects man bringing you, the young, the hungry, the undefeated, the undiscovered and the new for you guys to just didn’t.
Enjoy for years to come, man, that’s what it’s all about.
Graham any questions, well, the one, the one thing that is on top of my mind and i’m sure all of our listeners as well.
I don’t think you’ve ever done a non-pro boxer before have you yeah? I believe i have, i believe i have see even you can’t think of one uh.
You know one not off the top of my head right off the top of my head.
So so my question, so my question is: is why y’all um is that yeah, yeah, yeah or yuffie? So why why we? Why are we uh, you know giving him his uh due today? Why am i going to do today because right now we’re uh we’re gon na i’m gon na i’m gon na profile some fighters this week? That uh are on the verge of signing those pro contracts, who are highly anticipated, highly anticipated pros that we are waiting on uh, some new signees to some new stables and uh.
You know the pro ranks uh, plus all these olympic medal winners and uh.
We want to find out what they’re doing next, so i’m gon na i’m gon na try and bring you.
You know a week full of these, these wonderful uh, olympic medalists or uh competitors that uh have decided to go pro or who have just turned pro.
So we’re gon na do a bunch of things all right, so so, balancing the undiscovered with the undefeated you’re going to go with the undiscovered this week, unsigned the unassigned all right all right all right.
I figured it out there.
We go all right, i’m ready, yeah! All right, yeah yeah, we got a good one.
We got a good one tomorrow too, we’ll we have.
We have good ones for tomorrow and the rest of the week so guys make sure you stay tuned, you’re going to want to see it this week.
Man, i got a lot of new fighters that are coming up.
People are watching 2022.
, it’s a big year for boxing start it off right.
Man you’ll check out this kid yala yafi highly anticipated, debut man, we’re going to wait on it and we’ll let you know when it’s going to happen.
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