Galal Yafai - Updated Jul 2024

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Birmingham, England
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Birmingham, England

Galal Yafai

Galal Yafai is a famous professional boxer from England. Galal Yafai won a silver medal at the 2017 European Championships, a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth, a bronze medal at the 2019 European Games, and an Olympic gold medal in 2020 while competing as an amateur.

Early Life

Galal Yafai was born in Birmingham, England on 11 December 1992. He is 31 years old with the zodiac sign Sagittarius. Yafai holds British nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.

Regarding his family background, he grew up along with his two brothers Kal Yafai and Gamal Yafai who are also a boxer. Besides that, no data is available regarding his parents or family history.

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Caption: Galal Yafai with his brother’s source: The Sun


Speaking of his educational background, Yafai has not shared any information regarding his academic qualifications or experience. It seems that Galal might have completed his University level at a renowned University in England.

Career and Professional Life

Amature Career

The southpaw won a silver medal when competing for England in the light-flyweight division at the 2017 European Championships, a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and a bronze medal while competing for Great Britain in the flyweight division at the 2019 European Games. He participated in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Yafai qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning his semifinal match against Spaniard Samuel Carmona Heredia by a unanimous decision in the 2016 European Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Samsun, Turkey.

Simplice Fotsala of Cameroon was defeated by him in the 32nd round of their battle. He was defeated by Cuban Joahnys Argilagos in the Round of 16.

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Caption: Galal Yafai competing at Tokyo Olympics source: The Times.

Yafai was chosen to compete at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus, in May 2019. He also participated in the 2019 World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where he fell to Billal Bennama in the quarterfinals by unanimous decision.

He was also selected to compete for Great Britain in the flyweight division at the 2020 Summer Olympics, where he defeated Carlo Paalam of the Philippines to claim the gold medal.

Professional Career

On February 27, 2022, on the undercard of the cruiserweight title fight between Michal Cieslak and Lawrence Okolie, Yafai made his professional debut against Carlos Vado Bautista for the vacant WBC International flyweight title.

He won the regional championship via a technical knockout in the fifth round when Bautista’s corner gave up near the end of the round.

On April 30, 2022, Yafai made his American debut and successfully defended his WBC International flyweight title against Miguel Cartagena via corner retirement on the undercard of Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano’s title unification fight.

Galal Yafai – Net Worth 2024

Galal Yafai has earned a massive amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is projected to be about $5 million by 2023. However, Yafai has yet to be a part of brand endorsements.

Personal Life

Regarding his personal life, Galal Yafai has not revealed any information concerning his relationships or love life. It seems that Yafai is a quiet private person who doesn’t like to share his things with the media.

Since there is no specific detail about her relationship status we can assume that Yafai might be single and unmarried at this instant.

Body Measurements

Galal Yafai is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 5 feet 4 inches (164 cm/1.64 m) and weighs around 52 kg (115 lbs). In addition, Yafai has a brown pair of eyes and black hair color.

Galal Yafai – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @galalyafai with 49K followers. He also has 25.6K followers on Twitter and 3.2K followers on Facebook.