Galal Yafai

By 15th July 2016


  •  2019 European Games – Bronze
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold
  • 2017 European Championships – Silver



Born in Birmingham, Galal is part of a well-known boxing family.  His older brothers, Khalid and Gamal, are both successful professional boxers and were previously members of the GB Boxing squad, the former competing for Team GB at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Galal joined the Podium squad in October 2015 and went to the Olympic Test event in Rio where he secured a bronze medal.

He then competed for Team GB at Rio 2016, where he defeated Simplice Fotsala of Cameroon in his opening bout before losing out on a split decision to eventual bronze medallist Yoahnys Argilago in the second set of preliminary rounds.

In 2017 Galal won a silver medal in the European Championships, where he secured his spot at the AIBA World Championships later that year, making it through to the final sixteen in his group.

2018 saw Galal’s most successful year yet, he was selected to represent Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. His years of experience within the sport saw him secure four consecutive victory’s during the competition, taking his place on the top of the podium and returning to the UK with that gold medal.

In 2019, Galal took part in the European Games, held in Minsk and he had a successful tournament, earning a bronze medal losing out to eventual silver medallist Daniel Asenov.