Title-hunter Kid fights on home turf

Kid Galahad in his pomp
Kid Galahad in his pomp
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Kid Galahad will get his chance to become European champion in March - on home soil.

His promoters Hennessy Sports have won the purse bid to stage the fight for the vacant super bantamweight title against former Spanish champion Sergio Prado.

“We will be looking to announce a date for the contest to be held in the UK in March” said a spokesman.

Galahad, 23, is keen to emulate Naseem Hamed, who won the bantamweight title at Ponds Forge in 1994 and then went on to conquer the world.

“Barry is a superb fighter, he is undefeated, the former WBC International super bantamweight champion, a British champion and I am proud and excited to deliver this fight for him” his handler, Mick Hennessy said.

“Barry is a great talent and destined for big things and this is the next step for who I consider to be the future of the division.”

Meanwhile Frankie Gavin has put his name forward to be Kell Brook’s next opponent. Brook has a warm-up pencilled in for Liverpool in March.

Gavin, English boxing’s first ever World amateur champion and current British and Commonwealth welterweight champion said on Sky TV: “It’s going to be a big year. It’s time to step up a gear. Amir Khan is the biggest name at my weight, so obviously I’d want to fight him. Brook is ranked number one in Britain, so he’s the logical one.

“I know he’s got a fight in March but there is no opponent yet, so if they made me the right offer to fight him on March 15? Definitely.”