SHEFFIELD’S Kid Galahad is the Pride Of Yorkshire after beating Barnsley’s brave boxer Josh Wale in The Star backed event at Hillsborough Leisure Centre, writes Graham Walker.
Galahad, also known as Barry Awad, proved too much of a handful and stopped badly cut Wale after nine rounds to successfully defended his WBC International Super Bantamweight title.
His hand-speed and precise jabs consistantly found their target as he managed to dodge Wale’s determined efforts to find a knockout punch.
The durable Barnsley fighter’s effort was heroic as he battled with bloody cuts, as early as the middle rounds, prompting the ringside doctor to call an end to the bout at the end of round nine.
Undefeated 22-year-old Galahad said: “I wanted to see if he had strength in his punches. I picked him off, found my range, my timing, boom!
“I was too quick, too strong and he under-estimated my strength and also my inside fighting. I knew it was just a matter of time.”
The Hennessy Sports main event, in association with Alma Ingle, was broadcast live on Channel 5 - with an undercard which saw 38-year-old former WBC champion Junior Witter defeat Colin Lynes to win the British welterweight title.
Chris Eubank Jr beat Harry Matthews in a six round middleweight duel.
See The Star on Monday for a full report, reaction and more.