KID Galahad isn’t the main event like his namesake yet, but he’s hoping to steal the limelight from Amir Khan on Saturday night.
The Ingle-trained super-bantamweight, 21, who boxes under the character name from the Elvis Presley 1962 film, has been added to the Khan–Paul McCloskey world title undercard, after a number of withdrawals left the show in tatters.
Sky will no longer be screening what was originally scheduled to be a pay per view event, but Galahad, real name Barry Awad, doesn’t mind one bit.
He told The Star: “I had an idea I might be getting on the bill when I saw that Scott Quigg and Adam Etches had pulled out and that’s when I started getting excited.
“The show has fallen apart really, but I’m still excited to be on it and can’t wait for it now.”
Galahad will fight former two time Welsh champion Dai Davies on a four rounder and admits this is the biggest fight of his career.
“I’ve been over to America with Junior Witter and been in the ring for that, but it’s so much different when you’re the one who is fighting.
“I’ve been sparring with Rendall Munroe and I’ve been training since Christmas so I’m in top shape.”
Davies has been beaten 15 times but has shared the ring with good company including recent world title challengers Munroe and Jason Booth, current European bantamweight champion Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell and British super-featherweight champion Gary Sykes.
Galahad has racked up five straight wins as a professional and produced a stunning knock out in his last fight with John Riley in November.
Heavyweight stablemate Richard Towers will also feature, against Belarusian Raman Sukhaterin over six rounds.