Galal Yafai is aiming to be fast tracked to a world title shot following his Olympic success and the next step on that journey is a fight against Tommy Frank.

The former British champion is aiming to get back to winning ways after losing to Jay Harris in May and he can make a big statement against the Birmingham star.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Yafai vs. Frank.

Galal Yafai vs Tommy Frank (Flyweight)

When is Galal Yafai vs Tommy Frank?

Date: Saturday, August 19

Time: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET

Main event ringwalks (approx): 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET

The event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What has been said?

Galal 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," said Yafai. "I haven't fought in Birmingham in around ten 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."

Tommy 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," said Frank. "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."



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