Sheffield boxing ace wants to upstage Naz

Kid Galahad hands out a painful lesson to Jazza  Dickens
Kid Galahad hands out a painful lesson to Jazza Dickens
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There are not many boxers who think they can upstage Naseem Hamed’s achievements.

But Kid Galahad is different - he has his eyes on improving on one of Naz’s victories back in 1994.

Galahad (Barry Awad) fights for the European title at superbantamweight on Saturday at Ponds Forge.

He is up against Madrid’s Sergio Prado. Galahad says: “I know it’s 20 years since Naz won the European at Ponds Forge (outpointing Italian Vincenzo Belcastro) and I’m looking to do a better job than Naz did.

“I’m looking to make sure when I go in there I’ll be unbelievable. I’m going to dismantle this guy, I’m going to dissect him.”

The Sheffield fighter, 24, is in supreme shape for this contest.

He said: “I’ve been training hard since my last fight and I’m ready for the European title.

“Whatever I need to do, I’ll go and do for this fight I’m looking to put on an even better performance this time around. I made a lot of mistakes last time against Jazza Dickens and now I’m going to make sure that I don’t make those same mistakes.

“Every fight you’re supposed to learn something from and if you’re not then obviously you’re not fighting the right people. The last fight was a good learning fight.

People don’t realise how good Jazza is, but in the future we’ll see.

“I know it’s going to be a hard fight but I’ve got better and I’ve improved since my last fight and I’m looking to move on. I’m going to go in there and do whatever I’ve got to do to take this kid apart.”

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Sheffield light middle Sam Sheedy takes on Samet Hyuseinov from Bulgaria at Doncaster racecourse tomorrow.