Former European, Commonwealth, and British super bantamweight champion Kid Galahad [21(12)-0] has made the step up to 126lbs.
The Qatari-born Sheffield-based slickster has made the move due to the large number of big names at featherweight, beginning with Ghanaian former bantamweight champ Joseph Agbeko.
The fight plays out on the undercard of the pay-per-view Quinlan v Eubank card in London this coming Saturday.
The brash 26 year old intends to make an impact at a weight which also includes Belfast’s former WBA champ Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(1)]. Indeed Galahad has predicted that he will clean up at 126lbs and retire undefeated.
Galahad, who last year returned from a drugs ban, said that “I’m a natural and I can go up or down as it is only a few pounds. It makes sense to fight at featherweight because that’s a hot division right now and I want to clean it up. I will clean it up. There will be only one person standing in a few years from now with an unbeaten record still intact and that is me.
“Frampton has lost for the first time, Lee Selby has already lost and Scott Quigg got beat by Frampton. I’m the only one still with an unbeaten record and believe me, I can see myself retiring undefeated because nobody is going to find a way to beat me. It can’t be done. Why not? I know I’m the best out there. I’m unbeaten for a reason, because no-one can live with me. I either win on points by making my opponent look silly, or I knock them out. I can’t lose.”
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