Opponent change for Galahad

Kid Galahad at St Thomas Boys Club in Wincobank Sheffield
Kid Galahad at St Thomas Boys Club in Wincobank Sheffield

Kid Galahad has seen a change of opponent for his September 20 fight and will now not defend his Commonwealth title.

Scheduled foe Tyson Cave has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth super bantamweight title fight with a back injury.

But Adeilson Dos Santos has been drafted in at short notice to face Galahad - real name Barry Awad.

Galahad said: “I’m gutted that Cave has pulled out with a back injury, personally I don’t think he fancied it and didn’t want to face me. He knew I would be too good and too strong for him.

“I haven’t seen too much of Dos Santos to be honest but he is unbeaten, world ranked in the WBO and was highly ranked in the WBC ratings until they removed him when he fought for the WBO Latino title.

“But that doesn’t worry me, I will be bringing my A game and whoever steps in the ring with me on the 20th will be getting knocked out.”

Dos Santos is ranked 15th by the WBO, holds the WBO Latino super bantamweight strap and is a former WBC world youth champion.

He said of the opportunity: “I am very well trained for this match, I know that my opponent is very good but I want to come out of this “battle” as a winner and bring a great win back to Brazil.

Also on the night, Sheffield’s Adam Etches will be fighting Samir Santos Barbosa for the IBF International Middleweight title and popular Steel City fighter Scott Jenkins will also be in action along with local fighters Atif Shafiq, Sam O’Maison, Callum Hancock, Jordan Gill of Chatteris and Tyson’s brother Young Fury in his 2nd professional fight.

Limited tickets for the Hennessy Sports promoted event at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, priced at £35 general admission and £100 ringside are still available to purchase by calling the SIV ticket box office on 0114 223 3777.

Tickets are also available from www.sivtickets.com or in person at the Sheffield City Hall, Crucible Theatre and Motorpoint Arena Sheffield.