The 32-year-old Kid galahad physically appeared to carry the extra weight well, looking filled out at a career-heaviest 134.7 pounds.
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Galahad was born in the Qatar capital of Doha but is originally from Yemen.
His father was in the Qatar Armed Forces and was released as part of an agreement with the Americans after the conclusion of the Gulf War.
At the age of 4, Galahad came to England with his parents and lived in Liverpool until he was 12 years old. (both from Yemen) and eventually ended up in Sheffield. At the age of thirteen he took up boxing with trainer Brendan Ingle.
Galahad decided to take up boxing to keep him off the streets so he didn’t follow his siblings and end up in jail and being involved in gang violence.
After he started going to his local gym to get bigger he noticed a boxing ring, after shadow boxing for a few minutes he decided he wanted to be a boxer.
Matchroom Boxing are back in Nottingham today, with Maxi Hughes facing Kid Galahad fight in a short-notice main event, taking the slot previously meant to be the Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara fight.
The fights will stream live on DAZN from 2 pm ET (7 pm BST), with prelims at 12:15 or 12:30 pm ET on DAZN and also streaming live on YouTube, which you can watch here for free.
Hughes is on a good run and Galahad is coming off of a loss late last year to Kiko Martinez, and Galahad is also jumping up two divisions here, from featherweight to lightweight, which is risky but his team will be it’s a calculated risk.
Also on the card: Hannah Rankin defends her IBF 154 lb title against former 130 lb titleholder Terri Harper (none of that is a typo), and several prospects are in action, including heavyweight Solomon Dacares and cruiserweight Cheavon Clarke and check out Kid Galahad fight.
Kid Galahad Prediction
Maxi Hughes has told Kid Galahad to prepare for life after boxing as he defends his IBO world lightweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand).
Hughes (25-2-2, 5 KOs) defends his title for the second time, after widely outpointing fellow Brit Ryan Walsh in March in his first defence, following his shutout win over the dangerous Giovanni Straffon to land the belt last September.
‘Maximus’ is riding the crest of a wave, unbeaten since November 2019 and enjoying the ‘Cinderella Man’ status that has come with his impressive run of form, that has seen him be linked with big time battles against Californian star Ryan Garcia and former World ruler Jorge Linares.
The Rossington man has put those thoughts to one side for this South Yorkshire derby though, with former IBF featherweight ruler Galahad stepping up two weights in his ring return and looking for an immediate return to boxing’s top table – but his 32 year old opponent says Saturday night could be the end of the line for the Ingle Gym slickster.
“I hope he has a plan in place for life after boxing because after Saturday night he’s got nowhere to go,” said Hughes.
“He was featherweight champion, and he was looking to go to Super-Feather, so I am surprised that he’s jumping up two weights to face me. It’s a high-profile fight, he’s been IBF champion and they usually regard their champions highly, so they may rank him highly, so beating KG should improve my ranking.
It would be nice to get a top five ranking with them and move towards to a bigger fight. It’s the same every time for me, get this one won, and a bigger fight could be next.
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Galahad made his professional debut on 5 September 2009 at the Colosseum in Watford England in which he defeated Delroy Spencer on Points.
Galahad’s Second Professional fight took place on 3 October 2009 at the Leisure Centre in Altrincham England where he defeated Pavels Senkovs on Points after 4 rounds.
He then scored his first stoppage Victory on 21 May 2010 defeating Dougie Curran by TKO in the second round.
Kid galahad fight racked up a record of 10–0 before defeating Jason Booth by Unanimous Decision on 18 February 2012 to earn his first title the WBC International super-bantamweight championship
Galahad defended his championship once against Josh Wale by TKO afterwards he vacated the title.
Galahad scored two more wins, defeating Ivan Ruiz Morote and Isaac Nettey both by TKO to earn a shot at the BBBofC British title which he won by defeating James Dickens by TKO, he would later vacate the title.
On 22 March 2014, Galahad won the European super-bantamweight championship with a unanimous twelve round decision over Sergio Prado.
On 10 May 2014, Galahad won the vacant Commonwealth super-bantamweight championship by beating Fred Mundraby by corner retirement after round 4.
Abdul-Bari “Barry” Awad (born 3 March 1990), best known by his nickname of “Kid Galahad”, is a British professional boxer who held the IBF featherweight title between August and November 2021.
|Real name||Abdul-Bari Awad|
|Height||5 ft 6+1⁄2 in (169 cm)|
|Reach||66+1⁄2 in (169 cm)|
|Born||3 March 1990
As of July 2022, Galahad is ranked as the world’s ninth best featherweight by The Ring and tenth best by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
From 2014 to 2016, Galahad served a ban from boxing due to doping.
Galahad made his return to boxing on 30 April 2016 with a 4th round TKO win over Simas Volosinas at the DW Stadium in Wigan, England. This was Galahad’s first non championship fight since 2013.
Galahad won his first title since his return on 15 July 2017 winning the vacant IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title.
On Saturday 15 June 2019 Galahad narrowly lost a split decision to Josh Warrington fighting for the IBF featherweight Title in what many commentators saw as a difficult contest to score.
Judge Howard Foster’s card was 115-113 in favour of Galahad, Steve Gray was 116-112 for Warrington and Michael Alexander was 116-113 for Warrington. Writing in The Observer, Tom Seymour noted that “the fight was perilously close …..