WBC champion Galahad closes in on Casey fight

Hot prospect: Kid Galahad, right, is expected to return to the ring in April.                                  Picture: Steve parkin

Hot prospect: Kid Galahad, right, is expected to return to the ring in April. Picture: Steve parkin

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TALENTED fighter Kid Galahad is poised to return to the ring in April and lock horns with Willie Casey, The Star can reveal.

Super bantamweight boxer Galahad, real name Abdul Barry Awad, has lined up the tough Dubliner, who has been beaten just once in 13 bouts, as his next opponent.

Dominic Ingle, Galahad’s trainer, said: “There is a lot of interest in that fight and we are looking at April-May time to get that on in Sheffield.

“It is in the pipeline. It is just a case of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. That would be another stiff test for Kid and it would be another step up in his development.

“Willie is a good quality operator. He has won the prizefighter title, been a European champion and lost just one fight so he has got good pedigree.”

Aged 21, Galahad lifted the WBC international title last weekend after seeing off the challenge of Jason Ball in Rotherham.

Meanwhile, Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell is braced for new opponent Ivan Pozo a week on Saturday. Scheduled opponent, French-Algerian Malik Bouziane pulled out earlier this week after failing his medical and McDonnell’s promotion and management team acted swiftly to bring in Spaniard Pozo.

McDonnell will defend his European bantamweight title against him at Hillsborough Leisure Centre next weekend.

McDonnell said: “He’s just strong and aggressive and that’s what I’m used to.”

Rotherham’s Jon Baguley faces Kieran Farrell for the vacant central area light-welterweight title in a week’s time.