Galal Yafai has advised talkSPORT that he’ll now flip skilled after profitable novice boxing’s biggest title – an Olympic gold medal.
The Workforce GB fighter beat Philippines’ Carlo Paalam at Tokyo 2020 to win the flyweight gold medal.
He was initially non-committal over whether or not he would quickly be going professional, however has now made up his thoughts.
Yafai advised talkSPORT Combat Evening: “Undoubtedly, I wanna be a world champion man.
“Even earlier than the Olympics I used to be dying to go professional.
“I used to be devastated with the 12 months’s [extra] wait and I believed, ‘I wanna be professional now.’
“I don’t actually like novice boxing, it’s not for me, however as a result of I bought to the Olympics I needed to go.
“And I simply occurred to win gold as properly, so it’s put me in nice stead to hopefully be a world champion.”
Concerning when he intends to start his professional profession, Yafai confinued: “I’m undoubtedly gonna be preventing earlier than the tip of the 12 months, hopefully it goes to plan.
“Coach-wise I’m nonetheless trying round and seeing who might go well with me.
“Tony Sims is a superb coach and a very good individual as properly, I actually like Tony Sims.
“I’ll have a look at all of them and see what occurs.”