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 Last update:  12/8/2012       Read more by Kevin Francis         
   
Kid Galahad Aims To Become The Second Coming of Naz
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By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

SHEFFIELD bruiser Kid Galahad is aiming to turn his dream of becoming the new Naseem Hamed into reality.

Galahad takes a perfect record of 12 straight wins into the ring against Ivan Ruiz Morote at the Bonus Arena in Hull tomorrow night.

And the 22-year-old super-bantamweight, not ­surprisingly, has all the confidence of emulating the achievements of his childhood hero Naz.

Galahad said of former world featherweight ­champion Hamed: “He lived in Sheffield, like me, and was the main reason I got into the sport.

“He was an inspiration and when I saw him in action, I decided to go to the famous Brendan Ingle gym and try out boxing.

“Obviously, my dream has always been to become the new Naz, and I’m unbeaten so far and moving in the right direction.

“I had been in trouble as a kid, before I started ­boxing, and had been thrown out of a few schools, but Brendan changed all that. He took me into the gym and said that if I got chucked out of school again, he would chuck me out of the gym. I was good after that!”

Galahad – real name Abdul Barry Awad – completed his training for tomorrow’s fight in Fuerteventura and said: “I’ve never felt better. Fight fans will see that I am the best super-bantamweight in Britain and ­Europe in what promises to be a great test for me.

“I am really looking forward to putting on an ­impressive performance against Morote, who is a ­seasoned professional.”

The 32-year-old Spaniard is the current WBC Latino champion and has lost just two of his 17 pro bouts.

The fight represents another step up in class for Galahad, who could face English champion Ryan Walsh in the new year.

Like Galahad, Walsh is unbeaten and a bout between two fighters with unblemished records has plenty of appeal.

Galahad, named after an Elvis Presley film in which the singer played a boxer, said: “That is exactly the type of fight that fans want to see. These days there aren’t many fights with two unbeaten guys.

“But this is what boxing should be all about. Walsh is a good fighter and I think I’m a good fighter, so we’ll see who is the better man.”

Galahad fights on a bill headlined by the clash ­between James DeGale and Fulgencio Zuniga for the vacant WBC silver super-middleweight title.

THE DeGale-Zuniga bill will be screened live on Channel 5 from 10pm tomorrow night. ­Tickets are available from 0844 888 4402.

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comment by mathed, on 12-08-2012
[QUOTE=cuzzlo]I disagree, Adrien Broner's not doing a bad job as the new Floyd.[/QUOTE] What? Floyd would mop the floor with the punk, so would most of the guys at 140. He is doing a terrible job emulating Floyd but a great job emulating a douchebag.

comment by D-MiZe, on 12-08-2012
[QUOTE=badnewsbrown]This guy is probably the best prospect in Britain right now. I think he's a world class talent but needs to develop power. The guy is going to be a problem.[/QUOTE] :rofl: No chance, he isn't even the best prospect in his division. He does look good enough to achieve som...

comment by wja1966, on 12-08-2012
The new Naz dont make me laugh. This guy at best will be Euro champ unless the world scene collapses then he has a chance. He has good boxing skills but no power but I expect him to win on saturday. Kell Brook when coming through said he was the new naz and when he realised he was no where nea...

comment by Mick Higgs, on 12-08-2012
As Mato said Galahad should concentate on being his own man & not Mike Yarwood. As stated a fight with current English champion Ryan Walsh would be fantastic if it could be arranged. He could also do with getting on a few low key undercard fights on the continent if he wants more experiance & exp...

comment by badnewsbrown, on 12-08-2012
This guy is probably the best prospect in Britain right now. I think he's a world class talent but needs to develop power. The guy is going to be a problem.

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