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Galahad: Dickens is world class, I believe I’m special

Galahad meets former foe Dickens for world title on Saturday

Kid Galahad believes he is better in all departments ahead of his IBF title showdown with Jazza Dickens on Saturday Photo Credit: Dave Thompson/Route One Photography/Matchroom Boxing
Kid Galahad believes he is better in all departments ahead of his IBF title showdown with Jazza Dickens on Saturday Photo Credit: Dave Thompson/Route One Photography/Matchroom Boxing

Kid Galahad insists that Jazza Dickens can trouble any featherweight in the world, but believes he is better in all areas, ahead of their world title showdown at Fight Camp.

Galahad (27-1, 16 KOs) looks to secure a second win over Dickens (30-3, 11 KOs) eight years on from their first outing, when they clash for the vacant IBF featherweight world title on Saturday night, live on DAZN.

The Sheffield man stopped his rival in the tenth round to claim the British super bantamweight crown in 2013 and has won 11 of his 12 fights since with a sole, controversial blemish to Josh Warrington in his first attempt at IBF honours in 2019.

Galahad says he has not taken anything from his first victory over his rival, but is confident of putting in an emphatic performance.

“I think it’ll be an explosive fight” the 31-year-old said on a media Zoom conference call on Tuesday.

“He’s going to come to fight and I’m going to come to fight and I do believe it’ll be an exciting fight.

 

“I’m going to go in there and smash him from pillar to post.”

Asked if the first fight has any impact on the rematch, Galahad added: “It’s completely different.

“I don’t take nothing from anyone’s last fight. [I’ll] just go in there and see what he’s got.

“I just believe even though he’s got better since the last fight, I’ve got much better since the last fight.”

Galahad and Dickens have sparred regularly since their first meeting Photo Credit: @kidgalahad90 Instagram
Galahad and Dickens have sparred regularly since their first meeting Photo Credit: @kidgalahad90 Instagram

Dickens heads into the bout in fine form having won eight on the spin and the MTK Golden Contract, overcoming Ryan Walsh in the final after knocking out now WBA champion, Leigh Wood in the semi-final.

The pair have shared several rounds of sparring, as recently as prior to Galahad’s last fight, a stoppage win over Claudio Marrero in February 2020.

Although he has plenty of respect for the Liverpool native, Galahad believes he has more to his arsenal.

Dickens won the MTK Golden Contract in December Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK Global
Dickens won the MTK Golden Contract in December Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK Global

“I just believe overall I’m better than him in every department.

“With Jazza full stop you can never underestimate someone like him, because he lives the life, he’ll give anyone a hard fight and he’s been in this game a very long time.

 

“He’ll give any 126 pounder in the world trouble. If you look in his last fight or the fight before that, he beat Leigh Wood and Leigh Wood’s a world champion, so that says something about him.

“So, I do believe he’s world class I just believe I’m special.”

Watch the full media Zoom call with Kid Galahad below:

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