Sheffield’s Kid Galahad is the new British champion following an entertaining scrap with Jazza Dickens in a battle of undefeated super-bantamweights in Rotherham.
The Qatar-born Yorkshireman prevailed with a super left hand in the tenth round as the two looked destined to go the full twelve rounds after a see-saw contest. Galahad, 23, takes his resume to 15-0, whilst Liverpool’s Dickens is now 16-1 but if anything only enhanced his reputation despite the loss.
Earlier, heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury moved his improving record to 9-0 as opponent Shane McPhilbin pulled out of the fight after the first round with a shoulder injury.
The 18 year-old, who only turned pro in March, scored his sixth stoppage en route to the quick victory and is now set to feature on cousin Tyson’s undercard when the former British and Irish champion battles David Haye on September 28.
Also on the Magna Centre bill, Chris Eubank Jr. halted an out-of-depth Aleksey Ribchev in three rounds to extend his perfect C.V to 11-0 with a sixth knockout. Eubank, 23, dropped the Bulgarian in the third before unleashing another barrage as Ribchev rose to his feet, with referee Howard Foster having seen enough at that point.
The Hove technician is set to fight in a British title eliminator in the near future after being put forward by the British Board and will be an interested spectator when current belt holder Billy Joe Saunders fights John Ryder next week at Copper Box.