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Frank Warren: Warrington-Galahad Will Be a Big Night in Leeds

By Frank Warren

WE NOW HAVE another big night in Leeds to look forward to following the opening of purse bids for the IBF world featherweight title defence between the champion Josh Warrington and his mandatory challenger Kid Galahad.

We are happy that our bid to stage the occasion came out on top and it was a case of us backing our man to build on the incredible success he created in 2018 with his memorable wins over Lee Selby and Carl Frampton.

It is no secret that Josh’s preference would have been to head straight into a unification battle with one of the other champions, but a mandatory obligation presented itself and it is important for Josh to maintain his status as a world champion.

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We are in the process of firming up the details for the fight with regard to date and location, but it will obviously take place in Leeds and it is a magnificent opportunity for Josh’s legion of local supporters to once again see him in action on home turf in a Leeds-Sheffield derby encounter.

While it is not the unification Josh craves – which will come soon enough – a fight with Galahad will present an intriguing clash of styles and characters. They are both unbeaten (28-0 Josh and 26-0 Galahad) and if Josh manages to repeat the success he enjoyed over Galahad in their amateur days he will well and truly have conquered the domestic scene following his Selby and Frampton heroics last year.

It will be great to return to Leeds for another special night, which will again provide a showcase for other local fighters, and the event information will be posted very soon.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 02-09-2019

F[I]u[/I]ck it, bring it way forward and have it the same day as Leeds Vs Sheffield United :boxing:

Comment by pillowfists98 on 02-09-2019

Galahad is a tricky fighter. He might pull off the upset here.

Comment by P4P Forever on 02-09-2019

[QUOTE=SuperSuperLeeds;19498846]Well you just don't care About boxing then. Galahad just beat one of your amateur standouts and is an undefeated mandatory and world number 4 at the weight according to boxrec. And Josh is one of the best in the…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 02-09-2019

[QUOTE=P4P Forever;19498698]Nobody in U.S. cares. It better be for your sake, since you bid 1.7M on that fight! The winner is Warington. next...[/QUOTE] Oscar Valdez, likely for ESPN and BoxNation, to determine the IBF/WBO 126lb champion, while Leo Santa Cruz…

Comment by SuperSuperLeeds on 02-09-2019

[QUOTE=P4P Forever;19498698]Nobody in U.S. cares. It better be for your sake, since you bid 1.7M on that fight! The winner is Warington. next...[/QUOTE] Well you just don't care About boxing then. Galahad just beat one of your amateur standouts and…

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