Date: 7th September 2017 at 9:40am
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With it having been announced that the Principality Stadium, in Cardiff, will host Anthony Joshua?s mandatory defence of his heavyweight title against Kubrat Pulev, who will fight on the under-card is starting to come to light.

The first major addition to the promotion will see Britain?s Kal Yafai make a second defence of his WBA super-flyweight title.

Yafai, who is unbeaten in 22 fights will be taking on the Japanese fighter, Sho Ishida, a boxer who is unbeaten in 24 fights.

For Ishida this will be his first fight outside of Japan but with a height advantage of four-inches, coupled with the statistic that he has stopped 13 of his opponents, Yafai knows he?ll have to be at his best to hang on to his title against the mandatory challenger.

Talking about the fight, Yafai has remarked to the media,

‘He looks pretty tall. I think that’s his biggest attribute going for him.

‘If he plans on using just his height and jab it won’t be enough to beat someone like me.

‘I’ve found some good videos of him and I’ve watched a couple of his fights already but, over the next eight weeks, I’ll be studying them in more detail with my team.’

It?s a fight that has great potential, let?s hope it lives up to it.