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“The ultimate goal is to fight for a world title. Hopefully against Warrington”
Last updated: 09/01/20 12:34 pm
Kid Galahad told Josh Warrington that he will not “leave it to the jury” in a rematch of the world championship.
Sheffield’s Galahad must beat Claudio Marrero on the undercard for Kell Brook vs. Mark DeLuca on February 8 in his hometown, live on Sky Sports, to become the mandatory challenger of the IBF featherweight title.
That could give Galahad a chance to avenge his only defeat in his career, a shared decision for the current champion Warrington. However, Warrington was able to unite his gold with WBO champion Shakur Stevenson in his next fight.
“Hopefully (Warrington vs Stevenson) will come because I would fight for both titles if they didn’t leave,” Galahad told Sky Sports.
“I want Warrington to win. In the end he is a countryman.
“The ultimate goal is to fight for a world title. Hopefully against Warrington.”
Galahad (L) and Brook train together
Galahad said of his controversial loss to Warrington: “He knows he has lost that fight. Did it take the edge off him? I don’t know. But in the back of his mind he knows he has lost.
“You cannot leave it to the jury.
“He’s on his path and I’m on my path – I can’t underestimate Morrero.”
Marrero, from the Dominican Republic, has a record of 24-3 and is hunting his first world title shot.
“Marrero is a dangerous opponent. Very well seasoned. It will be a tough fight for me.
“I have always believed that I am at (world championship) level, but people now believe in me more. People around me knew that I belong at this level.
“It will be an exciting fight because he is coming to win. But whatever I have to do to secure that world title shot, I will do.”
Galahad’s last message to rival Warrington was, “I’m coming. But this is a very tough fight for me and I have to be completely focused on getting a job done for this child.”
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