Promoter Frank Warren has won the purse bid for Josh Warrington’s forthcoming IBF Featherweight title defence against mandatory challenger Kid Galahad.
The International Boxing Federation called a deadline for negotiations last month. Warren then took the rights, with a date and venue are still to be set in stone.
Confirming the news, Warren stated: “Delighted to confirm that Queensberry Promotions have won the purse bids for @J_Warrington’s IBF World Featherweight Title defence against @KidGalahad90. Date and venue to be confirmed soon.”
Also upon hearing the news, Galahad said he’s looking forward to pitting his wits against the champion.
“Congrats to Queensberry for winning the purse bid for my world title bout versus Josh Warrington,” said Galahad.
Respect to Josh for taking the fight. Huge thanks to my promoter Eddie Hearn or his continued support in getting the fight made. Your faith will be repaid,” he added.
Warrington will now battle his third straight fighter from his nations. He’s already defeated Welshman Lee Selby and Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton.
Leeds is probably the early favorite to stage the contest. Warrington v Galahad sees two undefeated Brits go head-to-head in a Yorkshire Derby.
At 28-0, Warrington will begin the shorter odds with bookmakers on the back of a stellar year in 2018.
The 28 year-old was nominated for the WBN Fighter of the Year Award for his considerable efforts. Warrington’s clash with Frampton will live long in the memory.
Despite Frampton’s reputation, Warrington ripped up the script once again to retain his strap for the first time.
For his part, Galahad building a 26-0 record has been a painstaking process because the top names have been hard to pin down.
Cementing his chance due to victories over Toka Kahn Clary, Irving Berry and Jose Cayetano, Galahad tread water in his last bout patiently awaiting the call.
As a result, the Sheffield man now gets his chance. The contest promises to be a huge occasion against his county rival.
📸 Frank Warren / Mark Robinson