Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s Galal Yafai storms into men’s flyweight final

Team GB’s Galal Yafai reaches Olympic flyweight final for men after thrilling split decision win over Kazak fighter Saken Bibossinov guarantees Brummie a medal in Tokyo

Team GB’s Galal Yafai reached the men’s flyweight final on Thursday with a split decision victory over Kazakh fighter Saken Bibossinov.

The 28-year-old Brummie fighter stormed out of the blocks and won the first round decisively, with his opponent taking a stand in the opening minutes.

Still, Bibossinov recovered in the second round as both men fought bravely with a gold medal spot on the line and when it came to the scorecards, Yafai came out on top to reach Saturday’s showpiece.

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Galal Yafai (R) has reached the men’s Olympic flyweight final with a split decision win