Watch: Kid Galahad's mood gets ugly with American-based opponent at pre-fight media event

Kid Galahad at odds with Toka Kahn Clary (right.) Picture courtesy of Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
Kid Galahad at odds with Toka Kahn Clary (right.) Picture courtesy of Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
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Sheffield's Kid Galahad is harbouring some pretty unpleasant thoughts about the man who stands between him and a world title contest.

The Ingle fighter went face to face with Toka Kahn Cleary in a promotional event in America and was first to react as tempers started to fray.

He lunged towards Cleary and the two had to be separated - with Billy Joe Saunders, not unusually, buzzing around the scene to make a point on his Wincobank stablemate's behalf.

It is standard fare in boxing media events, ofcourse.

But Galahad had some harsh words to say afterwards.

“We're not here to play marbles, we're here to take over.

Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad

"I'm over here to hurt this man, real bad. Me and Billy Joe Saunders are not joking – we're coming to get big wins and in style" he said.

Liberian-born Cleary – fighting out of Providence, Rhode Island - faces Galahad (Abdul Barry Awad) in a final eliminator for the IBF World Featherweight title on October 20 at the TD Garden, Boston, the home of Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.

It's on the undercard of Saunders v Demetrius Andrade WBO Middleweight title contest.

Cleary said: "It's great to be on this huge bill alongside my big brother Demetrius Andrade and a lot of great fighters.

"I work very hard in the gym and I belong on the big stage, I promise you that after October 20, Toka Kahn Cleary is going to be fighting for a World title.”

Galahad's aim is to win and then become mandatory challenger to Leeds' IBF featherweight title holder Josh Warrington.

The Sheffield man, who held the European, British, and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles between 2013 and 2015, has spent most of his adult life craving for such a chance.

He has 24 straight wins on his record, 15 of them stoppages.

At 28, he is at the peak of his powers - and is determined to get a crack at Warrington.