Just Kidding: Galahad joins in the banter

WBC International Super Bantamweight Title fight 'Kid Galahad Champion vs Jose Wale 'Sheffield                               Barnsley''Kid Galahad
WBC International Super Bantamweight Title fight 'Kid Galahad Champion vs Jose Wale 'Sheffield Barnsley''Kid Galahad

SHEFFIELD’S Kid Galahad has cheekily supported a bizarre television outburst by Tyson Fury.

Galahad is in the same (Mick Hennessy) promotional stable as Fury, who was ringside on Saturday for James DeGale’s successful European super-middleweight title defence against France’s Hadillah Mohoumadi, in Kent.

Galahad, real name Abdul Barry Awad, had been slated to perform on the same bill, but was withdrawn because of a throat infection.

Yet Galahad impishly threw his weight behind the heavyweight despite some odd comments made live on air on Channel 5.

Fury had lambasted British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price who had enjoyed a one-round demolition of Audley Harrison on the same night.

Beijing bronze medallist Price drew rich praise from all quarters, with one notable exception.

Fury tore into Harrison, Price’s promoter Frank Maloney and Price himself - who he then bizarrely suggested had a “gay lover” in Liverpool’s British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew.

Galahad clearly enjoyed the banter, tweeting: “Love the interview off my boi @Tyson_Fury #champ.”

Fury’s anger didn’t stop there, though.

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Fury posted a video on his Twitter page where he repeated the bizarre claim and the improbable prospect of taking on Price and Bellew at the same time, telling the former: “I’m going to put you in intensive care.”

This echoed the 24-year-old Mancunian’s much-criticised threat of “killing you in the ring” before he fought Dereck Chisora in July last year - a jibe for which he apologised.

Reacting Fury’s television diatribe, Price was perplexed.

“He’s round the bend,” he told Press Association Sport.

“I don’t know what to make of that.

“He cannot handle other people getting praise and credit and that’s why he spat his dummy out on TV and made an absolute fool of himself by the sound of it.

“He can say what he wants, honest to God.”

Robert Smith, general secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control, had no initial comment to make regarding Fury.

Saturday’s victory was Price’s first defence of the British and Commonwealth belts he won over four rounds against Sam Sexton in May at Aintree.

Those titles were only available because Fury chose to vacate them when a clash between himself and then mandatory challenger Price was set to go to purse bids in February.

Galahad plans to defend his WBC International super bantamweight title against Ireland southpaw Willie Casey in December.”

He says: “I should be better after a week of rest.”