Kal Yafai: First Dixon Flores, then the world title
By Stephen Turner
Last Updated: 01/03/16 2:18pm
Kal Yafai is convinced he will take a major step towards a world title by dealing with Dixon Flores on Saturday night.
The British super-flyweight champion takes on Nicaragua's Flores in Birmingham live on Sky Sports on the undercard of Sam Eggington's welterweight meeting with Bradley Skeete.
The winner will be due a summer shot at WBA champion Kohei Kono, and Yafai is out to make an impression.
"I think Flores will bring what I need, to prove that I am ready for the world title," he said. "I have the tools to KO Flores and I think Kono is a fight that I will win in the summer.
"He's my fifth Nicaraguan and hopefully the last one before I start taking on the world champions. Get this guy out of the way first, and get him out of the ring too."
Yafai won a wide decision over Jason Cunningham in October to claim the British title and is expecting more action against Flores.
He said: "Jason Cunningham came to survive but this guy will come to win. Then I want that world title and to become Birmingham's first world champion."