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Frank Warren Gives Take on Warrington's Win Over Kid Galahad

By Frank Warren

WHILE TYSON FURY WAS taking over Vegas, back at home Josh Warrington returned to his regular haunt of the FD Arena in Leeds for the first time as a world champion to make his mandatory defence against Kid Galahad.

Unfortunately, this one was never likely to be pretty because it takes two to make a fight.

The approach of Galahad is not how you go about winning a world title. Throwing a single punch and then holding. That isn’t great defensive work, as some people have suggested, and the referee should have docked a point and stopped the negativity in its tracks.

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It needed the referee to be strong and protect the fans and viewers from the tedium they were forced to endure.

I heard that Josh’s dad Sean said afterwards that he now knows why Ricky Hatton didn’t fight Junior Witter. Funnily enough, I was thinking much the same thing myself having tuned in over in Vegas.

I don’t want to bite the hand that feeds us and showcases our fighters so superbly, but I do have to say that, as far as I’m concerned, the commentary team didn’t read the fight well. The constant fawning over the occasional shot thrown by Galahad was a bit over the top and didn’t paint an accurate picture of the fight at all.

That being said, I must say congratulations to Josh and also to Zelfa Barrett and JJ Metcalf for their Commonwealth title success. There are big fights ahead for both of them too, while I am sure that Lyon Woodstock will come again because he is one gutsy character who will always be in good fights.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Keiran444 on 06-21-2019

They are both crap boring fighters

Comment by theface07 on 06-21-2019

I don't often agree with Frank but he's spot on here. Ronald Macintosh was ridiculously bias in Galahad's favor with his commentary as well. There was too much holding for Galahad to win. For some people to say Galahad got…

Comment by Corelone on 06-21-2019

The ref let the Kid hold like he was going to squeeze the life out of Josh. You would think that he'd get tired of breaking them up.

Comment by super-x on 06-21-2019

Definately was a ugly fight.. but believe had that been a matchroom show galahad would have nicked it by split maybe. For me galahad didnt do anything decisive enough to get the win knowing he was on there show and…

Comment by rudy on 06-21-2019

I agree with what Frank says it is his world title fight Kid Gslahad was looking to spoil the fight.

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