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Kid Galahad takes unanimous decision over Toka Kahn Clary

Galahad was in a competitive battle but was able to outpoint Kahn Clary over 12 rounds.

Boxing at Wembley Arena Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Kid Galahad won his IBF eliminator bout tonight on DAZN, taking a unanimous decision over Toka Kahn Clary with official scorecards of 118-110, 118-110, and 115-113. I had the fight just slightly closer than that last card, scoring it a 114-114 draw for BLH.

Compubox stats would also appear to be more in line with my scorecard, with Galahad landing 143 of 643 total punches (22%) and Kahn Clary landing 146 of 649 total punches (22%).

I thought this fight was largely a tale of two halves. Galahad came out and was pressing Kahn Clary early, but I though Kahn Clary was winning the early rounds with his countering and combination shots. But Kahn Clary, who was said to lack confidence in the later rounds, showed just that, throwing less and letting Galahad get off more and more punches.

In the post-fight interview Galahad was asked about his awkward style, constantly switching from orthodox to southpaw, and he took exception to the question by saying what was called awkward is really just skillful. However you want to describe it Galahad tipped his cap to Kahn Clary, calling him a warrior in the ring.

Galahad (25-0, 15 KOs) will be looking to get a shot at a featherweight title in the near future while Kahn Clary (25-2, 17 KOs) has to go back to the drawing board to see if he has what it takes to get over the hump.

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