Today promoter Mick Hennessey has announced that his fighter ( former British, Commonwealth, European super bantamweight chanpion) Kid Galahad has been added to the highly anticipated Fury v Klitschko bill set for July 9th Manchester, England. The whole card will be shown live on Boxnation and on RTL .
Galahad who is a product of the established Wincobank gym, Sheffield is on the comeback trail after being out of the sport for 19 months after a ban from the sport. Galahad has maintained his innocence during the on-going issue and all has seen to be rectified with the powers that be. Galahad made his return to the ring in April with a TKO victory over Simas Volosinas. The Bout was held in Wigan, Lancashire and promoted by Steve Wood.
An opponent will be announced in the near future for Galahad and this commitment from Hennessey shows he is firmly committed to Galahad. I only say this because in boxing circles there was speculation whether Galahad would be looking for a new promoter due to the drug ban situation.
However Galahad is confident of future success in the sport and once again is targeting the big domestic names in Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg. There seems to be no love lost from Galahad’s part towards Scott Quigg with this quote from Hennessy’s website ;“Scott Quigg will always try and avoid me. In fact, Scott Quigg will try and avoid anyone who is half decent. In his last fight (with Frampton) he got badly exposed. He says he wants to fight (Guillermo) Rigondeaux and this guy and that guy, but, when he gets back fighting again, I guarantee you he won’t be fighting big names or dangerous guys. He always name-drops the good fighters in the division and then ends up fighting some guy nobody knows.”
Maybe just maybe Kid Galahad can prove his doubters wrong but he has a long task in proving that to be the case. A drugs ban does not look good on anyone’s career so it will be a long uphill battle so Galahad has to do one thing; Let his fists do the talking from now.