Boxing: Sheffield’s Kid Galahad wins Commonwealth title

Kid Galahad after adding the Commonwealth title to his collection by beating Fred Mundraby at Ponds Forge. Pic by Dean Woolley
Kid Galahad after adding the Commonwealth title to his collection by beating Fred Mundraby at Ponds Forge. Pic by Dean Woolley

Sheffield boxing sensation Kid Galahad is the new Commonwealth Super Bantamweight champion after a comfortable victory over Australian Fred Mundraby at Ponds Forge.

Kid Galahad, real name Barry Awad was in total control from the first bell in front of his home crowd and after a powerful fourth round which saw Awad unleash a flurry of punches, leaving Mundraby dazed, the plucky Aussie didn’t get up off his stool for the fifth.

The 24 year old now holds a clutch of belts, adding the Commonwealth title to his British, WBC International and European crowns.

It was a successful night all round for South Yorkshire fighters with Sheffield heavyweight Dave Howe stopping Czech native Ladislav Kovarik in the third round.

Another heavyweight, Kash Ali from Rotherham also stopped Luke Martin from Trowbridge in the third while fellow Rotherham fighter, welterweight Atif Shafiq just about edged a tight encounter with Scotland-based Latvian Andrejs Podusovs, referee Terry O’Connor scoring the bout 39-38 in Shafiq’s favour.

Barnsley’s Lee Noble continued his recent good run with a victory over Dan Blackwell from Trowbridge, winning well but taken to all four rounds in a 59-55 success.

See The Star in print and online on Monday for a full report, pictures and video from Kid Galahad’s title winning night.