IBF Orders Warrington-Kid Galahad
After stopping Carl Frampton in his first title defense, IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington has been ordered to begin negotiations with mandatory challenger Kid Galahad.
The move announced Monday by the governing body, forces both sides to come to an agreement within the next 30 days, if not the fight will go to a purse bid.
The undefeated Galahad became the mandatory challenger following his October decision in over Toka Khan Clary. Galahad’s title shot would be put on pause as Warrington would get the chance to make his initial defense in December against Frampton.
With Warrington’s win over Frampton, and Galahad earning a win over Brayan Mairena in December, the stage seems to be set for them to face off early in the year.
This will mark Galahad’s first world title shot, and biggest opportunity in a career that was hampered by missing 2015 due to testing positive for stanozolol.
Report: World Boxing News