Warrington Warns Galahad: “I’ve Not Peaked Yet”
Two Yorkshire men will square off on June 15th with a lot more than pride on the line, as Josh Warrington looks to retain his IBF featherweight championship against Kid Galahad.
Warrington, walking into his hometown of Leeds as the favorite, looks to prove himself the same way he did when he won the title from Lee Selby and when he retained in a 12-round war against Carl Frampton.
“If Galahad is approaching the fight thinking I’ve shown my best then it’s music to my ears — there’s plenty for me to bring. I’m far from my actual peak and what I’m capable of doing. I had to do what I had to do to win those fights against Selby and Frampton,” Warrington explained to the Daily Mirror.
“It’s funny when people say, ‘Oh, well, he has shown his best and blah, blah, blah.’ I’m unbeaten and I won the last two fights against world-level opponents in quite a fashion, I’ve not just pinched them. The Selby fight was a split decision but everyone who was there knew I won the fight convincingly, and the same with Carl as well. So for Galahad to say stuff like that, I just find it ridiculous, but I’m not surprised because everything he seems to say is ridiculous.”
Warrington added: “I wouldn’t say that has sharpened my senses. It’s a reminder, but I’m wise enough to know how this sport works. I still feel like I’m climbing, though, I’m not where I want to be and I can’t afford to have that slip-up. I want to keep the momentum going. I’d love to go Santa Cruz, Russell — that green and gold belt is lovely — then finish off with Valdez and just have a right old tear-up.”
Report: The Mirror