Upperthorpe boxer tipped to reach top

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KID Galahad recorded a routine win over Pavels Senkovs on Saturday and is developing into a top fighter, according to his trainer Dominic Ingle.

KID Galahad recorded a routine win over Pavels Senkovs on Saturday and is developing into a top fighter, according to his trainer Dominic Ingle.

The super-bantam, real name Barry Awad, recorded his eighth straight win at Wembley arena against the Mansfield-based Latvian, with the referee scoring it 60-54 in favour of the Upperthorpe fighter.

The 21-year-old hasn’t lost a round in any of his points wins and never looked like doing so against Senkovs.

After a cautious start, Galahad got into closer range and landed a few uppercuts to his opponent. Remaining patient, the switch-hitter picked his moments to land shots and won the rounds comfortably.

Ingle told The Star: “Barry won easy and he boxed well. He’s been out for two months with a thumb injury so this was a tough fight for him and he came through with flying colours. He’s moving along nicely and he’ll be on Kell’s next show in Sheffield.

“I’m confident he can mix it with the best super-bantams because of the kids he’s sparred with. He’s been in with Rendall Munroe, Scott Quigg and Mark Moran. He’s probably sparred with better kids than he’s fought and he’s had no problems with any of them. After a few more fights we’ll be looking for a title for him.”

Also at Wembley Arena, fellow Qatari-Sheffielder Mo Khaled re-entered the ring after a year’s absence and earned a draw with the unbeaten Phil Gill whilst Jon Baguley lost to Chris Evangelou.