Boxing News At Five | Jun 12 2019

Boxing News at Five: Galahad calls upon the ‘Prince’ to help beat Warrington, Shields aims to become three-weight champ

Kid Galahad is seeking inspiration from 'Prince' Naseem Hamed ahead of first world title shot, and Claressa Shields moves to super-welterweight.
Brendan Ingle
Prince Naseem Hamed v Wilfredo Vazquez 18/4/98 WBO Featherweight title  |  Action Images

HAVING been born and raised, in boxing terms, inside Sheffield’s storied Wincobank gym, featherweight Kid Galahad doesn’t have to look far for inspiration. It’s all around him. It’s in the ring and on the bags. It’s on the walls. It’s on the end of a phone.

In recent times, Galahad has called upon the wisdom of ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed, a former world featherweight champion and perhaps the Wincobank’s most famous export. He has done so not only because Hamed remains one of Britain’s finest ever fighters, so is always a priceless source of insight, but because Galahad’s IBF featherweight title fight against Josh Warrington on Saturday (June 15) is the most important of his career to date.

“This fight on June 15 is going to represent 14 years of hard work we have put into it,” said Galahad’s coach Dominic Ingle, son of legendary Wincobank piped piper Brendan. “Naz has been in to see Barry and made comments on Josh that I am not going to tell you, but he said some nice words to Barry and said to make sure he looks after his old belt when he gets it.

 

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