Exclusive: Kid Galahad calls on featherweights to agree World Boxing Super Series
Featherweight contender Kid Galahad hopes his main rivals will agree to join the next instalment of the World Boxing Super Series next summer.
The Sheffield man, currently on the lookout for an opportunity to fight the best in the division, has singled out his major targets for what would be a mouth-watering competition beginning in the fall of 2018.
Currently underway in the cruiserweight and super-middleweight categories, the WBSS has taken those boxing weight classes to the next level with unifications galore to be completed up to an including the finale of both tournaments in May next year.
Once completed, the WBSS hierarchy will be on the lookout for their next two collectives of world-rated fighters and Galahad hopes the 126 pound limit is a consideration as a spectacle for the fans.
“I came up with a solution to solve the problem of fighters wanting to face each other,” Galahad explained to World Boxing News.
“I asked Carl Frampton, Josh Warrington, Joseph Diaz Jr. and even Scott Quigg if they fancied a tournament-style World Boxing Super Series tear up. Frampton did come back on Twitter but instead of showing any interest he got too busy trying to have banter and talk me down as a prospective opponent. He tried to bring the banter to me, but lost that Twitter battle too and since then he’s been missing in action.
“My message to any of these guys is simple – if you’re struggling to find a way to fight one another, let’s all meet in the super series at featherweight!
“And for Frampton, if you don’t think I belong in there then you should have no problem picking me in the first round!”
Asked who else he may throw in the mix, the likes of Nonito Donaire, Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares were put to the undefeated Yorkshireman.
“Nonito Donaire is a good fighter and is also an option I would be interested in. To be honest, my nature is such that I will fight any of the top featherweights on the planet. I feel good, I train harder than anyone and I stay focussed. I’ve been ready for a while but these kids don’t seem to want it. Even the ones they do line me up against don’t fancy it and ended up pulling out last minute.
“Santa Cruz and Mares did what was expected of them recently too. Santa Cruz was in there with a guy who had been stopped in three of his last five bouts so no surprise that Leo stopped him. Mares was in with someone who on paper was tougher but looking at the scorecards it was also a one-sided affair.
“Congratulations to them both on their wins but if they want some real work they should call me.
“Joseph Diaz is also a good fighter. He’s different stylistically to Santa Cruz due to the height and reach and he’s also different to Mares but I rate all three of them. I wouldn’t want to fight him if I didn’t rate him.
“I’m at a stage of my career where I want to mix it with credible opponents to showcase my skills to the world and that I’m cut from a different cloth,” he added.
Kid’s ideal Super Series
Scott Quigg or Josh Warrington
Leo Santa Cruz
Joseph Diaz Jr.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay