Kal Yafai’s mandated WBA super flyweight title defense against Norbelto Jimenez, originally planned to take place this upcoming Saturday as part of the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. card, will instead join Demetrius Andrade’s June 29th bout with Maciej Sulecki in Providence, RI.
The event airs on DAZN, competing with Jermall Charlo’s bout with Brandon Adams on Showtime.
Yafai (25-0, 15 KO) has been linked to a number of notable bouts since dominating an overweight Luis Concepcion for the belt in 2016, most notably Roman Gonzalez and fellow champion Jerwin Ancajas, but has instead enjoyed a thoroughly mediocre reign. His 2018 campaign saw him obliterate David Carmona and win a decision over Israel Gonzalez in his third and fourth defenses.
Jimenez (29-8-4, 16 KO) is in the midst of a 30-fight unbeaten streak, the only notable bout a 2014 split draw with Kohei Kono in a bid for the title Yafai currently holds.