Kal Yafai & Demetrius Andrade retain titles as Joseph Parker sends message to heavyweights


Yafai has been world champion since 2016

Britain’s Kal Yafai retained his WBA wide-flyweight world title with a unanimous determination clutch over Norbelto Jimenez in Rhode Island.

It modified into once the unbeaten 30-Twelve months-previous’s fifth successful defence of his crown.

After the clutch the Birmingham fighter called out the likes of WBC champion Juan Francisco Estrada, and Roman Gonzalez, the extinct four-division champion.

“These forms of guys, they can also simply peaceable be next,” Yafai acknowledged.

“I desire all the wide fights. The total wide guys.”

Judges scored the fight at 119-107 118-108 117-109 in favour of Yafai in opposition to the Dominican Republic’s Jimenez, 28, who had been unbeaten since 2011.

It took Yafai’s file to 26-0.

Andrade wants Canelo next

Demetrius Andrade now has 28 wins from 28 fights, including 17 knockouts

Yafai modified into once on the bill at the Dunkin Donuts Heart in Windfall for Demetrius Andrade’s second defence of his WBO middleweight title, in opposition to Maciej Sulecki.

Unbeaten Andrade, 31, dominated from the off in what modified into once a local land fight for the American, knocking down his Polish opponent in the important spherical.

But he modified into once unable to construct him off and took a unanimous points determination which all three judges scored 120-107 in his favour.

The three other middleweight titles are all held by Mexican sizable Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Andrade made it particular he wanted a unification fight in his post-match interview, calling out: “Canelo the attach your cojones at? Let’s receive it.”

Parker aid in heavyweight mix?

Contemporary Zealand heavyweightJoseph Parkerfurthermore fought on the bill and loved a tenth spherical knockout of Australian Alex Leapai.

Parker now has 26 wins for his 28 fights and a form of came two and a half years in the past in opposition to Andy Ruiz Jr – the man who unnerved Anthony Joshua to alter into IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion on 1 June.

Parker, who misplaced his non-public scenario to then-champion Joshua in 2018, acknowledged he wants to receive the prospect to beat Ruiz Jr all all over again – however first wanted rematches in opposition to Joshua and every other Briton, Dillian Whyte. These remain the particular two losses on Parker’s file.

“I prefer to avenge the losses that I maintain then I prefer to fight Andy Ruiz all all over again,” he acknowledged.

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