Exclusive: Kid Galahad says ex-foe Jazza Dickens has ‘every chance of beating’ Guillermo Rigondeaux


Undefeated super bantamweight Kid Galahad has given WBN his take on the upcoming clash between pound for pound star Guillermo Rigodeaux and British champion Jazza Dickens.

The soon-to-be returning Galahad is the only man to defeat compatriot Dickens through the Liverpudlian’s 22 contests – having scored a tenth round stoppage at the Magna Centre in Rotherham in September 2013.

Galahad, who is currently serving a two-year ban for a positive drugs test which he fiercely denies, believes Dickens has the talent to cause the aging Cuban problems when the pair meet at the Echo Arena on March 12.

“I think Guillermo Rigondeaux versus Jazza Dickens will be a good tough fight,” Galahad exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Jazza is a lot better than people think and he’s got every chance of beating Rigo, especially at home in Liverpool with the crowd cheering him on. Rigondeaux is getting on a bit now (35 years old) and you never know when Father Time catches up with the top fighters.

“People were shocked when the fight was announced, but to me it wasn’t a shock. I heard about there being a chance the fight could happen a few months back and I knew if Jazza was offered the opportunity he would take it as he’d fight anyone,” he added.

Rigondeaux v Dickens co-features on the Terry Flanagan v Derry Mathews WBO lightweight title card next month and has already captured the imagination of the British fans since being announced.

In just 16 pro contests, two-time Olympic gold medallist and world amateur champion Rigondeaux has fought his way to being universally recognised as the best 122 pound fighter on the planet, in a division that still consists of Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg and multi-weight champion Nonito Donaire.

By all accounts, it should be an intriguing bout when the first bell rings on March 12.