KID Galahad knows that being a good student of the game will eventually see him come out top of his class.
We might not have heard sight nor sound from him since a four-round destruction of Ivan Ruiz Morote in December but Galahad, real name Barry Awad, assures us all that he has not gone stale.
“I’ve just been undercover, I’m in line for the British and European titles it’s just a case of waiting for everything to fall into place,” said the 23-year-old switch-hitter.
“I have been doing a lot at Sheffield Hallam University. It’s good enough for Kell and it’s good enough for me.
“I’ve seen how it’s worked for him and I’ll be coming to a stadium near you soon, better than ever.”
Galahad is seemingly omnipresent when it comes to boxing. Whether it be the low-key University Championships, weigh-ins, or arena packed world title fights, he’s there and watching.
The eagle-eyed Upperthorpe fighter is like an upwardly mobile Mafia boss. He wants to see what future threats lie below whilst also biding his time before gunning for the Dons of the division and beyond.
If you are going to be on his radar he will already have compiled a dossier on you.
Even though Jamie McDonnell won the world title a division below Galahad was ringside at the Keepmoat Stadium, taking notes. He sees him as a potential opponent if the Doncaster fighter moves up to super-bantamweight.
Galahad also took the opportunity in the fight week to speak to Mexican hall-of-fame trainer Nacho Beristain whilst he was over here with the beaten Julio Ceja.
Galahad would love to feature on Kell Brook’s re-match card with Carson Jones at Hull’s Craven Park and he’s told Brook’s promotional supremo Eddie Hearn that he’s ready for their super-bantam prospect Carl Frampton.
Steel City ABC’s Dalton Smith won the class 4.57kg junior ABA title in Mansfield, beating Zac Chaima (Finchley) by a unanimous verdict.