How to watch Galal Yafai vs Tommy Frank
Slick southpaw set to scuffle with Sheffield’s ‘Super’ in summer showdown
BBN have provided viewers with all the details below to tune in and watch flyweights Galal Yafai (4-0, 3KO) and ‘Super’ Tommy Frank (15-3-1, 3KO) headline Matchroom Boxing's latest NXTGEN card in the Midlands.
Date: Saturday, August 19.
Time: The event begins at 5pm, main card starts from 7pm
Venue: Utilita Arena Birmingham
Rounds: 10 three-minute rounds at flyweight (112lbs)
Titles: WBC International flyweight title
Ringwalks: From 10pm UK time (approx.)
How to Watch
Main Event: You can watch via the DAZN App from 7pm, which can be streamed via phone, tablet, PlayStation, XBox, or smart TV.
Live Reports: BBN will be providing LIVE round-by-round results on fight night HERE
English heavyweight champion Solomon Dacres (6-0, 2KO) is set for a third consecutive 10-round contest against Chris Thompson (12-4-1, 7KO). ‘The Real Deal’ is a local lad from Warley, just three miles away from the venue. His seventh opponent, known as the ‘Wolf’, is a 28-year-old South African and African heavyweight champion, who has knocked out over half of his victims. However, he goes into this bout with the former Team GB standout as a 7/1 outsider.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion Galal Yafai, 30, fights in his home city for the first time as a professional after racking up four wins from four since joining Matchroom in January 2022.
Trained by Robert McCracken, Yafai picked up the WBC International crown on his professional debut at The O2 in London before making defences at the world-famous Madison Square Garden In New York, the stunning Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi and The O2 once more last time out in April.
Sheffield's Tommy Frank conceded his British Flyweight Title to World Title contender Jay Harris last time out in Rotherham, succumbing to a10th-round stoppage after a thrilling back and forth barnstormer.
The former Central Area, Commonwealth, WBC International Silver and IBO Intercontinental Flyweight Champion is out to cause a big upset and claim the biggest scalp of his career, a win that would propel himself to the front of the queue for massive fights in the Flyweight division.
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Yafai: “I'm excited to be fighting in my home city for the first time as a professional and to be headlining the show makes it even sweeter. I haven't fought in Birmingham in around 10 years so it's going to be special fighting in front of my friends and family for the first time since capturing Olympic Gold and starting my pro career with Matchroom.
“Tommy Frank is in the opposite corner and he'll be fully motivated to get the upset but this is my city and I'll be getting the win with a big performance on home soil. My career is progressing nicely and this is another step on my journey towards fighting for and winning World Titles. See you on August 19 Birmingham.”
Frank: “Although my last fight against Jay Harris was a defeat, I learnt a lot from it and I have more belief in myself than ever before. I wasn't expecting this opportunity but I believe that things happen for a reason and I'll be ready to make my mark on the big stage on August 19.
“Yafai is a quality fighter with a great pedigree and I've got a lot of respect for him. I'm grateful for the opportunity and to be showcased on such a big platform. I will no doubt be underestimated but that's fine with me, I believe I have a lot more to achieve in boxing and with a rejuvenated confidence in myself I believe this opportunity has come at the perfect time.”
Tim Rickson BBN Editor: “Tommy Frank is seasoned and successful as a former British and Commonwealth champion. He has acheived a lot in his career that he can be proud of but, against Galal Yafai, I expect him to be outclassed and outworked from the first bell. That's not to say it will be one-sided, because I don't believe Frank would ever be a walkover for anyone. For someone who had an even amateur record (23-22) and to go on and win British and Commonwealth titles is an incredible achievement. His recent record has been very checkered, winning just two from his last six bouts, which includes three defeats – two by stoppage. I think he will give a good account of himself, like he always does, but he's a 10/1 outsider and I can see this resulting in a stoppage win for the pressure-fighter Yafai around the mid-rounds – 5-6. His relentless pressure could force the stoppage but Frank claims to have learnt so much from his last defeat to Jay Harris that I would equally believe this to go the distance.”
Betting Odds (Betway Sports)
5:15pm Before the Bell
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Aaron Bowen vs Wilmer Baron
Khaleel Majid vs Alessandro Fersula
Jordan Flynn vs Kane Baker
Cyrus Pattinson vs Conah Walker
Solomon Dacres vs Chris Thompson
10pm (approx) Main Event
10×3 WBC International flyweight title
Galal Yafai vs Tommy Frank
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