Kal Yafai is currently our most successful world champion but you wouldn’t know it.

It is hard enough making waves domestically in the lighter weights. To put your name in lights abroad takes some doing.

Next month in Frisco, Texas, Yafai makes the sixth defence of a WBA super flyweight title he won back in 2016.

His opponent, Nicaraguan warrior Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzales, is typical of the breed, an uncompromising, come forward slugger.

He is also on the wrong side of successive defeats to Wisaksil Wangek, who took the WBC super fly title from him.

Yafai will make the sixth defence of his world title

So not only is Yafai getting a good pay day he is meeting Gonzales at the perfect time.

Despite the defeats, Gonzales, who moved up from flyweight six months before the first loss to Wangek, has the reputation and the fan base to draw a crowd north of Dallas.

The Yafais are a unique boxing family, three brothers, Kal, Gamal and Galal, all elite amateurs with the latter aiming for his second Olympics at Tokyo.

We have had Gamal, who turned pro in 2014, in the gym with us. Like his brothers he is a nice kid and focussed.

Kal was a standout amateur, representing Britain at the Olympics in Beijing. He was inspired to take up the sport by watching Naseem Hamed, who shares the Yafai’s Yemeni heritage.

Naz took more risks, which made him a such thrilling spectacle. Yafai is more reserved but heavy handed nonetheless and still exciting to watch.

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He is not afraid of a battle but likes to fight on his terms. Gonzales will come to attack which will suit him.

Though Gonzales lost on points to Wengek first up in March 2017, he was stopped in the fourth six months later.

The lighter men age quickly. It is just part of the deal. You walk into a storm one day that you cannot contain and suddenly you are diminished.

Yafai has managed his career brilliantly and at 30 he remains on the right side of the bargain, unbeaten in 26 bouts.

Though his career has not been as lucrative as some of his fellow Olympians that have gone on to become world champions, he is not bitter about that.

He knows boxing has been good to him. This fight will secure his future and furthermore, he has the absolute respect of all in the boxing community.