Kofi Yates gunning for Ben Wager revenge

Phil Jay 09/09/2015

Kofi Yates is looking to keep his five fight unbeaten streak going as he rematches Ben Wager for the Central Area Light Welterweight title on September 18.

The pair are no strangers as they clashed in May of 2014, with Wager coming out narrowly victorious in a four round contest. ‘Casper’ looks to avenge his only defeat as a professional and pick up the Central Area crown at the same time,

“I don’t feel like I lost the first time so this is just a matter of putting it right,” said Yates.

Yates, who is trained under top Mancunian trainer and former WBU World Champion, Anthony Farnell, looks to have prepared meticulously for the rematch, as he sets his sight on having a homecoming in Wythenshawe. The fight is a must win for Yates if he aims to fulfill his desires in bringing boxing back to the Wythenshawe Forum.

“Me and the lads at MGM have had brief talks but we aren’t looking past this fight”.

Wythenshawe has produced champions for years and years, many coming through the doors of Jimmy Egan’s gym, and Yates looks set to join that illustrious list as he aims to kick on with his career under the guidance of Arnie and MGM.

Tickets for still available for the showdown at Barnsley’s Metrodome by contacting Kofi Yates via Facebook or Twitter