Kid Galahad aiming for Rigondeaux showdown
Undefeated junior featherweight Kid Galahad is targeting a showdown with pound-for-pound star Guillermo Rigondeaux and believes he can be the first man to defeat the multi-talented Cuban.
The 26-year-old switch-hitter from Sheffield, England, is a former British, Commonwealth and European champion, who currently has a fight scheduled for the Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko card on Oct. 29 at the Manchester Arena.
All going to plan that night, he will then set his sights on one of the very best fighters of his generation.
“While other fighters and world champions avoid Rigondeaux, I want him,” said Galahad (20-0, 11 KOs). “I want to fight him and the sooner the better. Whether it’s the next fight, later this year or early next year, I’m here ready and waiting for him.
“If you’re a fighter you should want to beat the best to become the best. Rigondeaux’s the number one in the division and is the man to beat. He’s the main man and I’m in boxing to be recognized as the best.
Galahad continued, “Father time catches up with everyone. He’s getting on a bit now and I have youth and desire on my side. He’s a fantastic boxer, there’s no denying that, but as you get older the timing and speed begins to slow down.”
Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) has been incredibly inactive over the last two years, but appeared to have lost none of his sharpness in a quick two-round victory over James “Jazza” Dickens in July. Dickens, a former Galahad foe, sustained a broken jaw in that contest and was pulled out by his corner team.
Information courtesy of a press release issued by Hennessy Sports
Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for RingTV.com and a member of THE RING ratings panel. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing
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