With featherweight Kid Galahad (26-0, 15 KOs) scheduled to take on Josh Warrington (28-0, 6 KOs) for his IBF title this weekend in Leeds, Galahad admits that he’s expecting Warrington to be the best opponent he’s ever met in the ring, but isn’t shying away from the bright lights.
In fact Galahad takes confidence from his belief that Warrington has only been preparing for this fight for the last 12 weeks in his training camp, while he says he’s been preparing for the moment for over a decade.
“I haven’t been preparing for this fight for the last 12 weeks like (Warrington) has. I’ve been preparing for this fight since I was 12, 13 years old. I’m more than ready for this. I believe this is destiny. It’s meant to be. It’s written. It was written for Josh Warrington to beat Lee Selby and Carl Frampton and I think when he beat them he had 26 fights. 2018 was a great year for him, but 2019 there’s a hungry young lion called Kid Galahad and 2019 is going to be my year.”
Speaking about himself as the best fighter Warrington has ever faced, Galahad credits Warrington for having it done what it takes to remain an undefeated fighter thus, but simply says he’s going to be in with a guy who just plain wants it more than Warrington.
“I believe he’s the best fighter I’ve boxed on paper and I believe on paper I’m the best fighter he’s boxed. When he boxed Selby he was struggling badly to make the weight and should have moved up two or three fights ago – it was amazing how he had made that weight – and Frampton, his last three or four fights he’s not looked the same. But you can’t discredit Warrington. You can only beat the people in front of you and he beat them both. Now he’s at the point where he’s fighting someone hungrier than him, fresher than him and who’s willing to go the extra step (further) than he is.”
Galahad, 29, is most recently coming off a points win over Brayan Mairena in a stay-busy fight last December, less than two months removed from his unanimous decision win over Toka Kahn Clary last October. Meanwhile Warrington, 28, is coming off back-to-back wins over Lee Selby and Carl Frampton last year, when he won the IBF featherweight title. Well, now Galahad’s coming for that belt, and he says he’s not going to let the opportunity pass him by.