Brook-Rabchenko: Kid Galahad, Appleyard vs. Shafiq Added

By Elliot Foster

Kid Galahad will be back in the ring in a couple of months.

The former British super-bantamweight champion, who is now up at featherweight, has been out since last July.

But the 27-year-old will make a comeback on March 3 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, exclusively live on Sky Sports.


Galahad (23-0, 14 KOs) won the vacant IBF Inter-Continental title in his last fight against Jose Cayetano and will be hoping to extend his ledger before sitting back to watch his Wincobank gym-mate.

Kell Brook will top the bill in his super-welterweight debut against Sergey Rabchenko, returning just 10 months after his second successive orbital bone fracture, and Lee Appleyard will meet Atif Shafiq in an all Yorkshire dust-up in the super-lightweight division.

The card, named ‘Rise Again’, will feature Sam Eggington in his super-welterweight debut after losing his European welterweight title to Mohamed Mimoune last October before admitting that he can no longer make the 147-pound limit.

Also on the card, David Allen will challenge Lenroy Thomas in a rematch for the Commonwealth heavyweight title, while Gavin McDonnell will challenge Gamal Yafai for the WBC International super-bantamweight title.

Boxing Scene understands that Dave Coldwell-trained Jordan Gill will box on the bill, with further additions to be revealed in due course.

IN OTHER NEWS: Three thrilling All-Ireland domestic dust-ups have been confirmed for the undercard of Carl Frampton’s much-anticipated April 21 showdown against Nonito Donaire in Belfast.

Two-weight world champion Frampton will take on four-weight champion Donaire at the SSE Odyssey Arena in one of the most eagerly-awaited bouts to ever take place on Irish soil, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

The main-event participants are set to meet head to head at Belfast’s Europa Hotel this afternoon (Wednesday) ahead of April’s massive fight date.

And MTK Global and promoter Frank Warren have moved to install an undercard to match the occasion on what is set to be an action-packed bill.

Three all-Irish battles featuring MTK-backed talent have been confirmed so far for the April 21 fight night…

-Dubliner Jono Carroll (15-0, 2KOs) will travel to meet Belfast’s Marco McCullough (18-4, 11KOs) in a 12-round super-featherweight showdown for the IBF European title

-Tyrone  McKenna (15-0-1, 6KOs) and light-welterweight rival Philip Sutcliffe Jr (14-2, 9KOs)  will clash in another long-awaited all-MTK Belfast v Dublin battle

-And WBO European champion Conrad Cummings (12-1-1) and Irish champion Luke Keeler (13-2, 5KO) go toe to toe in what promises to be an all-action middleweight affair

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bobby Shaw on 01-17-2018

Rubbish card but then Brooke has only fought 3 people with a pulse in his 200 years as a pro. Expect more of his rubbish cards. He has made a career out of fleecing the public.

Comment by Randall Cunning on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=Andre_parker1;18414580]not really impressive card[/QUOTE] Im interested in Yafai/McDonnell and The White Rhino, but Josh Taylor gonna be on that night, I'll be over on Channel 5 mostly

Comment by AdonisCreed on 01-17-2018

I'm just interested in seeing how Kell responds to taking a punch. I really thought he should have retired but he knows better than I do I suppose. :(

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-17-2018

not really impressive card

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