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Kid Galahad wants Belfast pay-per-view showdown with Carl Frampton

Kid Galahad [22(13)-0] is keen to face Belfast’s Carl Frampton, and would travel to Belfast to do it.

The former British, Commonwealth, and European super bantamweight champion has moved up to featherweight to chase big fights, and begin his campaign in the division earlier this month on the Eubank-Quinlan pay-per-view undercard.

Among these is former WBA champ Frampton [23(14)-1(0)], and the ITV-backed Sheffield boxer believes he has the support of a platform that would enable a fight

“I would take on anyone next and I mean anyone,” said Galahad, real name Barry Awad.

“There isn’t a featherweight who I wouldn’t take apart. I’m so confident I’m challenging them right now to come forward and face me, anywhere they want.”

“I would go to Carl Frampton’s backyard in a heartbeat and Lee Selby’s and even Scott Quigg’s, although I don’t think Quigg should be spoken of in the same breath as Selby and Frampton.”

Galahad is convinced that with ITV’s pay-per-view platform he will land a massive fight very soon, and explained how “I fought on ITV last time and with their considerable backing I’m sure we can make it absolutely huge at the box office. ITV want big fights and the featherweight division is one of the best in boxing right now.”

“Frampton lost the second one against Leo Santa Cruz and wants to fight next in Belfast. I’m there whenever he wants it.”

“I’d fight in his Belfast backyard because I’m convinced I’m the better boxer in every department.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie