Kid Galahad title fight postponed until July

Written by Tom Hardwick

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Kid Galahad’s wait for a world title will continue after his bout against Jazza Dickens was postponed.

Sheffield’s Galahad was due to face Dickens for the vacant IBF Featherweight belt, on the undercard of the Alvarez v Saunders fight on 8 May.

The all-British clash would have taken place in front of 60,000 fans at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, but both fighters were unable to secure US visas in time.

However, Eddie Hearn assured fans that the fight will be rescheduled for July and will instead take place in the UK, with a venue yet to be confirmed.

This would have been the second bout between the pair, after Galahad beat Dickens in 2013 to claim the vacant British Super-Bantamweight title, courtesy of a tenth-round TKO.

Dickens was coming into the fight on the back of eight consecutive wins, last losing in 2017 to Thomas Patrick Ward via technical decision. Galahad’s last venture into the ring saw him defeat Claudio Marrero last February, who retired on his stool at the end of the eight round.

This was an important victory for Galahad, following his split decision loss to Josh Warrington for the IBF title back in 2019. Frustratingly, he will have to remain patient in his efforts to dispel the memories of that night two years ago and claim the world title that has alluded him to this day.

 

 

Written by Tom Hardwick

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