Full name: Khalid Saeed Yafai
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: June 11, 1989 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Birmingham City ABC
Country: Great Britain
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.
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