Sheffield boxer Kyle Yousaf following the Kell Brook trail

Kyle Yousaf believes he will be following in the pathway of greatness laid down by Kell Brook.

Friday, 23rd September 2016, 10:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:13 pm
Boxer Kyle Yousaf. Picture: Andrew Roe

The 23-year-old has had a successful fledgling career so far, recording eight wins, and he puts that unbeaten record on the line on Friday, when he competes on a Ryan Rhodes show at Sheffield United’s ground.

Yousaf is trained by Dom Ingle, recognised as one of the world’s best trainers and the architect of many Brook and Kid Galahad successes.

Boxer Kyle Yousaf. Picture: Andrew Roe

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The so-called “Golden Kid” told a press conference, ahead of the September 30 fight against an unnamed opponent that fighters worked in training camps for eight to 10 weeks for an event “which boils down to one day and that day is Friday.”

The Burngreave boxer wants people “to remember my name and remember the fighter that I am”.

He said: “I have got a great team around me with Dominic Ingle. He is a top trainer who has guided a few world champions.

“I have got my dad and uncle who have supported me all my career. Without their help I wouldn’t be where I am.

Boxer Chris Dutton. Picture: Andrew Roe

“I will be 100 per cent determined and committed to do a job.

“I fight out of the flyweight division. Within two or three fights, once I have got a little bit more experience behind me, I will be taking over the division. Everyone will get to know me.”

Gleadless Townend’s Chris Dutton, a rookie starter at 33 years old, explained why he was campaigning.

“I want to prove to people I can make something of my life,” he said. “I have got skill talent and definitely fitness that can take me to Area or British level. I will have only a short time in this game so I want as much experience and to get as many fights under my belt as I can.”

Boxer Kyle Yousaf. Picture: Andrew Roe

“I want to show people how much I have come on as a fighter.”

Boxer Chris Dutton. Picture: Andrew Roe