Warren bid $1.68 million for the fight, with Matchroom offering $1.44 million. Warren promotes the titleholder Warrington (28-0, 6 KO), while Matchroom promotes Galahad (26-0, 15 KO).
Warrington, 28, had a breakout year in 2018, going from a dismissed potential contender to a proven titleholder. He won the IBF belt from Lee Selby in an upset on May 19 in Leeds, and followed up with a win in another fight where many expected him to be outgunned, toppling Carl Frampton on Dec. 22 in Manchester.
Galahad, also 28, went 3-0 on the year, with two of the wins coming in nothing more than tune-up bouts to keep him active. The key victory came on Oct. 20 in Boston, when he beat Toka Kahn Clary in an eliminator to get the title shot.