Kid Galahad vowed to win his first world title in style when he won on Saturday the 7th.
Galahad (27-1, 16 KOs) is fighting for the belt for the second time after being marginally ousted by ex-champion Josh Warrington in a Yorkshire derby in June 2019 – and the Leeds man holds his title over a hot controversial split decision.
Sheffield star Galahad rebounded with a win over Claudio Marrero in February and after Warrington took the title, Galahad is now racing Dickens (30-3 11 KOs) for the second time after preventing the Liverpool player from taking the British super bantamweight -Title to be picked up in September 2013.
The 31-year-old has played many rounds since then with southpaw Scouser, whom he calls a friend, but he’s willing to put that aside for just one night.
“I’ve done about 60 or 70 laps with Jazza Dickens, probably more!” Said Galahad. “When I boxed Marrero, I saved Jazza. I’ve known him for a long time, we’re friends. Every time I fight a southpaw, I always fight Jazza because he’s a good southpaw. At the end of the day when we get in there the friendship gets pushed aside and that’s it. Search and destroy, that’s it. I’m not here to make friends and anything else. If I’m in, I’m here to win. I don’t care who you are
“Coming in with me is a different fish than with all the guys he boxed. It doesn’t matter who he boxed. I believe that I box in a higher category and I believe that I have punished less than him. I believe I have done the victories I have won better than him.
“He is very good. It is well rounded and can do a little bit of everything. I just think I’m better than him in every little department. Whatever he does, I can do better. He can say he has the momentum and everything else. He can have the momentum – that means nothing.
“When we get in the ring, just him and me will be in there, no one else. Then it becomes important. I did it the hard way and I will win this world title in a spectacular way. I will be world champion for a very long time. I won’t let it go
“After I win this fight, it gets tougher, then all you have to do is keep it up. I always concentrate fully on what I am doing. I can’t wait to get in there and take what’s mine. I just have to do what I have to do. Jazza can bring a few different styles, but I just have to go in there and win the fight any way. The game is to be hit and not to be hit. I have to go in there and do a number on him. I’ll give it to him, tell him to prepare. I know he’ll prepare well, but if we get in the ring we won’t become friends. He’s seriously hurt. “