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Kid Galahad calls out Josh Warrington for title fight

The mandatory challenger wants his title shot.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

With a win this past October over Toka Kahn Clary in an IBF eliminator, Kid Galahad set himself up for a shot at the winner of the Dec. 22 fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton.

It was Warrington, and now Galahad is calling for his opportunity.

Some people might be happier waiting and taking a vacant-title route, but I’m in this game to leave a legacy. I’ve been very patient and always wanted to mix it with the big names and prove myself as belonging at the top table. Hopefully Josh gives the fans what they want now and let’s have an all-British showdown, a Yorkshire derby. It would be a great build-up and then a great main event too.”

Galahad (26-0, 15 KO) is borderline top 10 in the division right now, but there have certainly been worse and less interesting mandatory challengers in boxing, and this wouldn’t be a fight I’d scoff at by any means. Warrington (28-0, 6 KO) proved critics and doubters wrong twice in 2018, beating Lee Selby and Frampton to firmly establish himself as one of the best 126-pound fighters in the world today.

Galahad, after beating Kahn Clary in October, won a tune-up bout on Kell Brook’s Dec. 8 undercard in Sheffield. He feels that he has the natural size and power to give Warrington more trouble than did Frampton.

Would you give Galahad a shot at the upset over Warrington? Does he have the right style to be a serious threat?

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