Kid Galahad is waiting on news of a trip abroad that could transport him to one step away from a world title opportunity.
The Sheffield super-bantam wants to mirror his gym pal Kell Brook’s champion status. And he has revealed his manager John Ingle is working on a deal to fight abroad in a title eliminator.
Eventually Galahad wants to fight Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg. And the Wincobank technician said: “If I could fight both of them on the same night I would. I’d fight Quigg first, do him in six and then do Frampton straight after!”
Sheffield fight fans would be in for a treat if Galahad and Brook were sharing the same bill, despite differing promotions and TV coverage. It’s not out of the question, either, he claims. “Hopefully me and Kell will be fighting on a bill. My manager can to talk to his promoter and we can wait and see.”
Galahad has nothing but admiration for IBF welterweight Brook. “There is no jealousy, at the end of the day Kell has worked very hard to get into this position. He has been boxing for 20 years. I look at him as inspirational, because, for him to go over to America and rip a world title away from Shawn Porter, in that kind of style, with everyone saying he wasn’t going to win it, and putting him down, you can do nothing but admire the guy.”
Galahad added: “There is a lot of politics in boxing; it is just making the right moves. I might be fighting abroad. We will see what the best thing to do is. There are four world titles and now we are just deciding what we can go for. For me I’d go for any of them, WBA IBF or the WBC or the WBO.”
Galahad also had praise for Adam Etches, who competes on the Brook undercard at Sheffield Arena on March 28.
“He is a good fighter, he has come through and hopefully this year he will win a major title. I think he can easily win the British/European and get himself in the top five in the middleweight division.”
* Frankie Gavin has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will fight under Eddie Hearn for the first time on the Brook undercard.