Kid Galahad convinced he belongs at world level despite Josh Warrington disappointment

Kid Galahad is convinced more than ever that he belongs in world class company despite coming up agonisingly short in his bid for the IBF featherweight title.

Kid Galahad
Kid Galahad

The Sheffield fighter lost on a split decision verdict to rival Josh Warrington in Leeds in what had been a tremendously close and competitive affair.

While seeing a future firmly at world level, the 29-year-old recognises the path back to title opportunities will be a difficult one.

"I believe I belong at this level and we will see where we are going to from here now,” he said.

"It would be hard to get mandatory again. He [Josh] won't want to be fighting me again so I'll try and get mandatory again."

Galahad does not see any chance of landing the long-mooted fight with former world champion Carl Frampton, who also lost to Warrington in his last outing.

"Carl wouldn't want to fight me,” he said.

"Josh absolutely battered Carl Frampton him from pillar to post and I did a better job than he did.

"In this position he got battered so I don't think really think he'd want to be fighting me."

Galahad took a score of 115-113 from judge Howard Foster but fellow judges Steve Gray and Michael Alexander both scored the contest in favour of defending champion Warrington.