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Khalid Yafai

Full name: Khalid Saeed Yafai
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: June 11, 1989 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Birmingham City ABC
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Born in Birmingham to parents who had emigrated from Yemen, Khalid Saeed Yafai was inspired to box by the career of fellow Anglo-Yemeni Naseem Hamed, the former world professional featherweight champion. In 2005 he won the world cadet (under 17) light-flyweight championships, the first English champion at this level, and was a silver medallist at the equivalent European championship. One of the youngest British national (ABA) champions at the age of seventeen in 2006 he reached the quarter-final of the World Junior Championships the same year. In 2007 he was runner-up in the European Junior Championship and made his senior championship debut when he reached the 2nd round of the World Championships in Chicago.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 19 Beijing Boxing Men's Flyweight Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S R1S R2S R3S R4S MR
2008 Summer 19 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #2 2 2008-08-16 Laffita (CUB) , Yafai (GBR) 3 0 1 0 2
2008 Summer 19 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #4 1 2008-08-12 Yafai (GBR) bye
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