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Galahad Puts His Faith in God To Find Boxing Success

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

JAZZA DICKENS read from the bible before attempting to bash Kid Galahad next month. Dickens believes his faith has improved his boxing

The Scouser is preparing for the biggest night of his fighting life by spending hours in church.

He insists that religious faith is his driving force ahead of the vacant British super-bantamweight title fight against Galahad in Rotherham on September 14.

And the devout Christian has probably said a prayer for trash-talking Galahad, who dragged the fight into the gutter by branding Dickens a “smackhead”.

“Without God I wouldn’t be where I am,” said Dickens who is unbeaten in 16 professional contests.

“I dedicate everything I do to God because without him I wouldn’t have the strength to train like I do and I wouldn’t have the hunger that I’ve got.

“A lot of lads my age go out to parties, they drink and some take drugs and get into bother. I don’t do any of that. Where I spend my life is in the gym and in church.

“I’m not throwing the bible at people, I just think more boxers should think about religion because if they got what I get from it they’d really benefit.

“I found God properly when I was 17 years old and I have hardly lost a round of boxing since.”

Kid Galahad has been championed by Tyson Fury Kid Galahad has been championed by Tyson Fury

Galahad has got nasty with Dickens in the build-up, sending him a tweet saying: “I thrive off nightmares especially ones of scroney smackhead scouses. #jazzathesmackrat.”

Southpaw Dickens will give his answers in the ring for a fight between two fighters short-listed for the Boxing Writers’ Club Young Boxer of the Year Award.

His trainer Paul Stevenson said: “I am really proud of Jazza for not getting involved in any of the war of words.

“Twitter is one of the worst things for boxers. Can you imagine Jack Dempsey texting Jess Willard or Joe Louis texting Rocky Marciano?

“It wouldn’t happen, would it? It wouldn’t descend to those type of antics or tactics.

“Jazza’s very old school like that and said to me, ‘Why would I sit in my bedroom texting my opponent?’”

Sheffield’s Galahad, 23, is the latest protege from the Ingle gym and has won many admirers, including Tyson Fury.

The gypsy heavyweight, who boxes David Haye in Manchester on September 28, said: “I think he’s the pick to be the next superstar – he’s got all the capabilities.

“To all the world champions at super-bantamweight – Kid Galahad’s the one to watch out for, it isn’t the likes of Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton, it’s my man Kid Galahad.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PittyPat on 09-01-2013

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;13702446]Not to stereotype but isn't Galahad a muslim ?[/QUOTE] I'll give you a stereotype - in a few years, if he's still winning a lot, nobody should be surprised if he starts demanding the mic from the ring announcers…

Comment by Tom Cruise on 09-01-2013

Not to stereotype but isn't Galahad a muslim ? [email protected] taansend :lol1:

Comment by taansend on 09-01-2013

[QUOTE=PittyPat;13702330]Proof-reading much? It's Dickens who talks about religion in this article, not Galahad.[/QUOTE] I was thinking that. Still, could have been worse. The headline could have been "Galahad puts his Dick ins God"

Comment by PittyPat on 09-01-2013

[quote]Galahad Puts His Faith in God To Find Boxing Success[/quote] Proof-reading much? It's Dickens who talks about religion in this article, not Galahad.

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