Kid Galahad Close To Inking A Deal With PBC
Kid Galahad (27-0, 16 KOs) was gutted over Josh Warrington’s (30-0, 7 KOs) decision to vacate the IBF World Featherweight world title. The IBF’s #1 and mandatory contender at 126 pounds, the 30-year-old from Sheffield, England was seeking a rematch with his rival.
Despite his frustration, Galahad is now seemingly on the verge of making big moves. During an interview with Boxing-Social, the 30-year-old said he is in negotiations to sign a multi-fight deal with PBC.
“They offered a four-fight deal. It’s unbelievable money, a multi-million pound deal to win the IBF title and then I could either fight Gary Russell Jr [or] Rey Vargas.
Then I’ll fight him next in a unification or fight Leo Santa Cruz, if he comes back down to 126lbs. I’ll probably get the Gary Russell Jr or the Leo Santa Cruz fight before Warrington.”
NOW IS THE TIME
Galahad has been one of England’s top junior featherweight/featherweight contenders. However, he has never signed a long-term deal with any promoter.
He has previously worked on an individual-fight basis with UK promoters Hennessey and Matchroom. With the full understanding of what it means to link power brokers like PBC, Galahad is ecstatic over the possibilities.
“I’ve never actually done a deal. The reason I never actually signed with anyone is because I always believed in my ability. I thought: ‘I’ll be able to get myself there. I don’t need protecting’.
Someone posted today that every title I’ve ever won has been vacant and I can’t believe it. How crazy is that? Rather than fight me, they’d rather vacate.”
His immediate goal is to capture the now vacant IBF Featherweight world title. To fight Russell Jr and Santa Cruz, Galahad understands he must fight abroad. That is something he is more than willing to do to prove he is the best at featherweight.
“If you want them big fights, you’ve got to go to the States. At the end of the day, you’re not drawing here. I don’t think there’s anyone apart from AJ who is a big enough draw to offer £30m, or even £5m to get them to come over here, there isn’t anyone.
Amir Khan was a big draw, he had to go out there. Kell Brook was a big draw, he had to go out there. Ricky Hatton was a big draw, he had to go out there. It was the same with Joe Calzaghe.
That’s what you’ve got to do. I’ve already been out there, I boxed Toka Kahn Clary, so I know what it’s like. I believe in my ability and I believe in what I do.”
In boxing, as in life, opportunities can often spring up in the aftermath of bitter disappointment. For Kid Galahad, he believes this impending venture with the PBC is indeed the springboard he has long hoped for.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.