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Kid Galahad planning March return at super featherweight

Galahad previously held IBF title at featherweight and once held the British super bantamweight belt early in his career

Kid Galahad v Jazza Dickens - vacant IBF Featherweight World Title Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images

Kid Galahad’s featherweight campaign is over. The recently deposed IBF champ tells the Sheffield Star that he’ll be fighting at 130 pounds going forward, starting with a March clash against TBA, and could go all the way up to lightweight in the future.

“He (Martinez) was getting battered,” Galahad said.

“The reason why he won is because I probably shouldn’t have been fighting at that weight. Eventually that happens, eventually it catches up on you.

“The weight was what beat me. I have been in the ring with bigger punchers than him. I have been thinking about moving up for the last two or three years because the weight was getting too tight.”

Galahad (28-2, 17 KO) rebounded from a narrow loss to Josh Warrington by stopping Claudio Marrero to reclaim mandatory status. This led to Warrington vacating the title in a doomed attempt to challenge Xu Can, leaving Galahad to maul Dickens for the belt.

Then came what looked for all the world like a stay-busy fight with Kiko Martinez, who leveled Galahad with one punch in the fourth round.

Galahad’s still just 31, so there’s time to make a fresh run at super featherweight. How do you fancy his chances?