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“The end goal is to fight for a world title. Hopefully against Warrington”
Last Updated: 09/01/20 12:34pm
Kid Galahad has told Josh Warrington that he won’t “leave it to the judges” in a world championship rematch.
EYES ON THE PRIZE ?@KidGalahad90 is putting talk of a rematch with @J_Warrington to one side as a tough test awaits on February 8 #GalahadMarrero
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— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) January 9, 2020
Sheffield’s Galahad must beat Claudio Marrero on the undercard to Kell Brook vs Mark DeLuca on February 8 in his home city, live on Sky Sports, to become the mandatory challenger to the IBF featherweight title.
That could earn Galahad a chance to avenge his only career defeat, a split decision to current champion Warrington. However, Warrington could unify his gold with WBO champion Shakur Stevenson in his next fight.
“Hopefully [Warrington vs Stevenson] does come off because I’d then fight for both titles, if they don’t vacate,” Galahad told Sky Sports.
“I’d like Warrington to win. At the end of the day, he’s a fellow Brit.
“The end goal is to fight for a world title. Hopefully against Warrington.”
Galahad said about his controversial loss to Warrington: “He knows he lost that fight. Has it taken the edge off him? I don’t know. But in the back of his mind, he knows that he lost.
“You can’t leave it to the judges.
“He’s on his path and I’m on my path – I can’t underestimate Morrero.”
Marrero, from the Dominican Republic, has a 24-3 record and is chasing his first world title shot.
“Marrero is a dangerous opponent. Very well seasoned. It is going to be a tough fight for me.
“I’ve always believed that I’m at [world championship] level but people now believe in me more. People around me knew that I belong at this level.
“It will be an exciting fight because he’s coming to win. But whatever I’ve got to do to secure that world title shot, I will do.”
Galahad’s final message to rival Warrington was: “I’m coming. But this is a very tough fight for me, and I need to be fully focused to do a job on this kid.”
Source : Sky Sports