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Kid Galahad Feels Ready For Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg

London - Kid Galahad believes he is now “ready for anyone” after making it a knockout return to the ring.

The WBC International super-bantamweight champion showcased his speed, timing  and punch power to give Isaac Nettey the first stoppage defeat of his now 31-fight career.

“I’m ready for anyone - if Scott Quigg wants to fight we’ll get it on, if Carl Frampton wants to fight, we’ll get it on,” Galahad said.

Kid Galahad, 23, fought tough Ghanaian Nettey, who took Rendall Munroe the distance for the vacant Commonwealth super-bantamweight title in 2009, on the James DeGale undercard Saturday night, at Glow, Bluewater, on Channel 5 in the UK and Wealth TV in the US.

From the first round Galahad showcased his superior movement and speed to measure shots and pick off Nettey at will.

Utilising his speed and punching accuracy, Kid Galahad was connecting with solid shots, switching between head and body.

A crunching left uppercut in the third wobbled Nettey and was swiftly followed by a combination of lefts and rights.

Galahad's punching accuracy was paying dividends, making Nettey miss and catching him with counters.

Nettey came out for the fourth throwing flurries of punches in an attempt to get back into the fight, but again Kid Galahad utilised his speed and movement to land a powerful straight right that visibly buckled the durable African fighter.

A solid left sent Nettey off-balance across the ring as Kid Galahad again showed his class.

By the fifth Galahad was punishing Nettey with his accuracy, measuring him with the jab before delivering a solid left and right combination to the head and body, sending Nettey down for the first time in the fight for an eight-count.

Kid Galahad then moved in for the finish, forcing Nettey back into a corner, landing solid body shots before referee Mark Green stepped in to stop the contest 2 minutes 35 seconds into the fifth round.

“I wanted to box and take my time, make it look flawless,” Galahad said.

“I haven’t boxed since December - so I just wanted to take my time and just show my fans a bit of class.

“I wanted to get some rounds in and he got a bit cheeky, so I thought, ‘I need to get him out of here.’

“I put a bit more pressure on him and gave him a bit more.”

The win maintains Galahad's perfect record, moving to 14 wins from 14 fights, with seven knockouts.

On the Hennessy Sports show there were also impressive wins for young heavyweight star Hughie Fury, who demolished Czech fighter Ladislav Kovarik in one round, while top of the bill James DeGale MBE defended his WBC Silver super-middleweight title against Stjepan Bozic.

Chris Eubank Jr also passed his toughest test, breaking down the tricky Tyan Booth for an eighth-round stoppage win in his 10th professional contest.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 06-14-2013

I welcome Galahad to the mix, I don't think he's as good as Quigg & Frampton are however, at only 23, plenty of time to improve. His record is starting to shape up for a 14-fight veteran, would definitely benefit…

Comment by Bodyshot3 on 06-13-2013

Mixed feelings about the Kid. Watched his fight on Channel 5 against Nettey - who was the classic African 'import' in terms of being physically strong and extremely brave but not a very technically accomplished fighter and who only had…

Comment by Tobi.G on 06-12-2013

"Hello my name is Kid Galahad and im some stupid british type of kid!"

Comment by Gypsy John Fury on 06-12-2013

Channel 5's coverage of this fight was woeful. They basically told the audience that Galahad had won by KO before the fight was aired; literally said 3 or 4 times that the opponent "has never been stopped in 30 fights"...which…

Comment by toshmurph on 06-12-2013

Both Frampton and Quigg would ruin this guy. From what I've seen of him he's just another Mick Hennessy hype job.

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