Team GB’s Galal Yafai reaches Olympic men’s flyweight final after thrilling split decision victory over Kazak fighter Saken Bibossinov guarantees Brummie a medal in Tokyo
Team GB’s Galal Yafai reached the Olympic men’s flyweight final with a split decision victory over Kazak fighter Saken Bibossinov on Thursday.
The Brummie fighter, 28, stormed out the blocks and won the first round decisively, with his opponent given a standing count in the opening minutes.
Yet Bibossinov rallied back in the second and third round as both men fought valiantly with a place in the gold medal fight on the line and when it came down to the scorecards, Yafai came out on top to reach the showpiece fight on Saturday.
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Galal Yafai (R) reached the Olympic men’s flyweight final with a split decision victory
The Brummie fighter, 28, will now fight for the gold medal in Saturday’s final in Tokyo