Kid Galahad faces a very stern test on February 4 as he goes head to head against former world champion Joseph Agbeko.
The Sheffield star who boasts a perfect record of 21-0, insists the fight will be no push over but is ultimately aiming to go on and achieve bigger things this year.
“I know he’s going to be a tough fight. He gave Rigondeaux a good fight and tested Mares and could have won. He has fought at the highest level and is a former world champion so it will be my toughest yet,” Galahad exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I want to send out a statement to all the champions that I’m ready and it’s just a matter of time before I become world champion. Expect fireworks on February 4.”
Galahad doesn’t see anything wrong with Chris Eubank Jr fighting on PPV and thinks boxing should look up to UFC as inspiration.
“If you look at what Dana White and the UFC do then I think it’s something that boxing should look at. They have good cards every week and at the end of the month they have a PPV fight.
“There hasn’t actually been any negativity from fans about Eubank Jr fighting on PPV, it’s been more from people inside boxing and I think they are jealous.
“There have been worse cards in the past that have been on PPV. In Quinlan, Eubank’s fighting a guy who’s coming over to win and both will be going for the knock out so it’s going to be an exciting fight.
“People pay to watch football, wrestling and movies so why shouldn’t boxers be having regular PPV fights,” he said.
After a previous run at super-bantamweight, Galahad cites his main reason for moving up to the featherweight division as a wanting for the big domestic clashes.
“I’m ready to fight whoever after fighting Agbeko at the Olympia. The main reason I moved up is that all the big fights are now at featherweight and I would love to fight Carl Frampton. His style would suit mine and he would have all sort of problems against me.
“But before I fight him I would like to face Scott Quigg first. I know I can beat him a lot better than the way Frampton did. Quigg’s a good fighter but he isn’t a world class operator and my style would give him a lot of problems,” he said.
Joe Hewlett is a staff writer for WBN. Follow on Twitter @Hewlett95