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Khalid Yafai: “Before the fight with Gonzalez, I said that all is well, but died from velogonki”

Ex-world champion in the second Flyweight (52.2 kg), the Briton Khalid Yafai (26-1-0, 15 KO), at the end of February in California, the victim first defeat in his career at the hands of the former leader of a rating “pound-for-pound”, the Nicaraguan Roman Gonzalez (49-2-0, 41 KO), was admitted to the sacrifices, in order to meet weight before this fight.

“It will be very difficult again to get to 115 pounds. In one of the last fights I had to “chase” 10 or 11 pounds for four or five days before the performance. Here I was not even half of that time. Many people have told me that I looked great that my weight is lower than usual, and I also tried to calm himself, but felt it die. But this is what I had to go to get your brain to readjust.

Gonzalez was just great that night. I could say some not correct things that would pull the excuse, but it’s not interesting and now it will not change anything. I realized what went wrong, and understand what changes I need to make, but don’t want to take away from the Novel, he’s a great fighter,” said Yafai.