Kid Galahad wins world title with Fight Camp victory over Jazza Dickens

Galahad took the vacant IBF featherweight belt at Matchroom Boxing HQ in Essex after dominating his old rival Dickens in a rematch of their 2013 British title fight

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Kid Galahad is the newest world featherweight champion after defeating old rival Jazza Dickens in the main event of Matchroom Fight Camp week 2.

The pair rematched their 2013 British title fight at the promotion’s Essex HQ, with Galahad dominating the proceedings over the 12 rounds to take the belt.

Dickens was bloodied and brutalized over the course of the 33 minutes, but refused to go down like he did in their first meeting to drag the bout to the eleventh round, after which his corner mercifully stepped in.

Galahad’s game plan was played to perfection as he calmly outboxed Dickens without leaving third gear, and got his stoppage victory before vowing to dominate the featherweight division.

“When I went in there I was tunnel visioned,” Galahad explained after the fight. “Everyone else fell apart; Josh Warrington, Can Xu, they all fell apart.

“Look what I did in there today, 18 months out and I went in there and smashed him from pillar to post – what happened with them two? They got smashed from pillar to post!

Kid Galahad celebrates his world title win over Jazza Dickens


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“I’m going to dominate the division, I always told Eddie Hearn I will dominate the division and as long as I get the opportunity, I will dominate this division.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn has promised him a title defence in his hometown of Sheffield, and guaranteed him a shot at another world title belt in future.

It was an exciting night of action, with stoppages all across the main card from the heavyweights, as well as Australia’s Ebanie Bridges.

The ‘Blonde Bomber’ took on gritty veteran Ben Connolly in her first fight back after a 10-round war with Shannon Courtenay and showed her power as she dropped and finished the Brit in the third round.

She called for a rematch with Courtenay, who his set to defend her world title in September against Jamie Mitchell, and could very well have earned it with her explosive win.

And in heavyweight action, Johnny Fisher got the knockouts underway with a second round stoppage of Danny Whittaker to take his perfect KO record to 3-0.

But the action really got interesting when the charismatic Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic took on his toughest career test in Mark Bennett, going past the third round for the first time in his career.

The Croatian was able to put a stop to his rival within five rounds, but he was pushed all the way by Bennett, who weighed in a massive 62 lbs heavier than his opponent after a heated build-up.

And it was fireworks for Babic when he proposed to his long-time girlfriend, whom he refers to as Lady Savage, during his post-fight interview.

After that it was time for English heavyweight title action between Fabio Wardley and Nick Webb, which proved to be one of the most exciting fights of the evening, despite being the shortest.

It took the impressive Wardley just one round to defend his English belt, but it wasn’t all plain sailing at all for the unbeaten heavyweight.

He was hurt early by Webb, but ultimately moved to 12-0 with a ferocious finish in the corner to retain his belt.

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