Exclusive: Billy Joe Saunders backs Tyson Fury to heal BBBofC rift, bigs up Kid Galahad talent, talks AJ

Joe Hewlett 26/10/2017

During recent weeks on social media, speculation has mounted at the prospect of another division entering the World Boxing Super Series.

Kid Galahad first initiated the idea across to the likes of Carl Frampton and Lee Selby, with both seemingly on board.

And in his close capacity, Billy Joe Saunders reckons his gym-mate has a great chance of becoming a world champion.

Speaking exclusively to World Boxing News, Saunders said: “Kid Galahad is a massive talent, there’s no one who works more in the gym than him. He’s the best in his division.

“He just has to wait for his chance against one of the world champions. I think some of the big boys in that division will be sceptical on fighting him as he’s very, very talented.

“He’s a real talent who’s exceptional,” he added.

This weekend previews Anthony Joshua defending his IBF, WBA and IBO world title against Carlos Takam. The Frenchmen stood in on short notice after Kubrat Pulev pulled out just two weeks before their contest at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

AJ is the huge favourite with the bookies and the WBO king has tipped the Brit to reign supreme.

“The best thing about the heavyweight division is you can be caught off your guard and one punch can change everything. Any heavyweight can put their opponent to the canvas, but I think AJ will win within four rounds unless he overlooks him.

“However, he won’t overlook him because he’s very professional in everything he does, he’s really good for the sport and he deserves everything he earns.”

Whilst AJ prepares to return to the ring for the first time since his mammoth win over hall-of-fame heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury is hoping to end his two-year hiatus with ambitions of fighting in April.

Saunders, a close-friend of Fury’s, expects the ex-king to patch things up with the British Board of Control before his eagerly awaited comeback.

“I speak to Tyson on a daily basis and he’s in a good place, he’s ticking along nicely. He’s currently just sorting out a few boxing issues before he hits the gym. I’ve been telling him, he needs to get back into the gym as he already knows.

“I’m sure they (BBBoC and Fury) will sort something out,” he concluded.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95