Galahad, real name Barry Awad, has forced ‘The Jackal’ to roll his eyes with questionable statements on numerous occasions over the years but the former two weight world champ was baffled by the latest Galahad post fight interview.
After a 118-110, 118-110, 115-113 victory over Toka Kahn Clary in Boston on Saturday night, the Ingle Gym prospect secured IBF featherweight title mandatory challenger status.
That means that, if Frampton defeats current beltholder Josh Warrington in Manchester on December 22nd, Galahad [25(15)-0] will be waiting in the wings. With the Leeds man, who won the belt as a mandatory versus Lee Selby in May, offering a voluntary chance to stablemate Frampton, the winner will have to defend against new mandatory Galahad.
However, the Qatar-born fighter doesn’t expect to face Frampton – firstly because he predicts a Warrington win and, secondly, if Frampton does cause what Galahad believes will be an upset, he believes the Belfast man would vacate in a bid to avoid him.
“I don’t think Frampton will beat Warrington but if he does he will vacate the title rather than fight me. He did it before with Guillermo Rigondeaux and he will do it again. I would love that fight,” the Dominic Ingle-trained slickster explained after the fight.
Frampton, who was ringside on Saturdy, admits that it is unlikely to face Galahad but not for the reasons outlined by the mouthy Matchroom man.
The 31-year-old does not intend to hang around and intends to defeat Warrington at Christmas before going straight into a unification and then moving up in weight.
Hitting back at Galahad, Frampton told IFL TV that Galahad is “fucking insane.”
“I don’t know what he… you look at his performances, he thinks he is a killer but he is not. Look, he won the fight, well done.
“Why would I vacate a title if my mandatory was Kid Galahad? It’s stupid.”
Detailing his plans, Frampton described how “first of all, if I beat Josh Warrington, which I am planning to do, I am talking about unifying. Kid Galahad is not in my plans. I am not going to give up a title and say ‘oh I don’t want this title any more because Barry’s coming’.”
“I am going to fight a unification fight either against Santa Cruz, Gary Russell, Oscar Valdez possibly. That supersedes the mandatory.”
“Then I am planning on, potentially then, after that having a crack at the weight above, super featherweight ,and then that could be it, that could be me donw.”
“I want big fights from here on in.”
Frampton does admit that, should his team be unable to secure him a unification, that he would face Galahad but he believes this scenario is unlikely.
“I’d fight him, 100 per cent. If I couldn’t get one of the other champions and he was my mandatory, I would fight him.”
Watch Carl Frampton’s interview with IFL TV in full below: