Warrington Knows He’s In Gallahad’s Head

After two wins against Kid Galahad in the amateurs, IBF featherweight champion of the world, Josh Warrington feels he is in his mandatory challenger’s mind.

With wins of Lee Selby and Carl Frampton in his past two fights, Warrington has established himself as a top name in the featherweight division. Now, as a favorite for the first time in a while, Warrington is glad to play mind games with his old foe, Galahad.

Warrington said: “I haven’t mentioned [my amateur wins] as much as he has so it’s not pecking away at my head, it’s pecking away at his head. When he goes to bed at night he’ll know that.

“I’ve looked in his eyes before and he knows what it’s like to look in mine. He’ll have it in his head that I’ve got that over him and I’ll make it a third.”

Undefeated as professionals, this will be the first world title shot for Galahad, who gained it with a win over Toka Khan Clary in 2018.

“We don’t know (how Galahad will respond to the pressure), he doesn’t know – how can he know,” Warrington said of Galahad walking into hostile territory.

“He’s never been the main event fighter, he’s never walked down the ramp in front of thousands who are baying for his blood.

“We’ve had some fighters who’ve loved it, we’ve had some fighters who have crumbled. We’ll only know on the night.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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