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Kid Galahad: ‘I would be dead or in prison without Brendan Ingle’

Matt Bozeat on the lessons Kid Galahad has learned from the Ingle gym
Kid Galahad
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THE late Brendan Ingle MBE once described the characters who turned up at his Sheffield gym as “headbangers, nutcases and no-hopers.” He turned them into champions, journeymen and most importantly for him, better citizens.

Kid Galahad can become the fifth – and last – of Ingle’s students to capture world honours when he challenges Josh Warrington for the IBF featherweight championship in Leeds this Saturday (June 15). Galahad came to the gym as “a no-hoper” who Ingle told me “was heading for prison. His favourite trick was jumping on trams without paying.” Galahad goes along with that.

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