Josh Warrington Channels His Inner Conor McGregor With a ‘Red-Panty Night’ Reference

Published 02/11/2021, 4:16 AM EST
Josh Warrington during the press conference at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Former IBF featherweight champion, Josh Warrington, has hit out at rival Kid Galahad with his latest comments. The undefeated Yorkshireman went full Conor McGregor and referenced one of the famous quotes from the UFC star.

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LEEDS, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Josh Warrington celebrates after beating Dennis Ceylan during the IBF Featherweight World title fight at First Direct Arena Leeds on October 21, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Galahad and Warrington have shared a fierce rivalry over the years. ‘The Leeds Warrior’ beat Galahad in 2019; however, the war of words between the pair did not stop there. Now, after vacating his IBF title, Warrington has hit back at Galahad.

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Speaking of his compatriot to the Sun, Warrington said, “I don’t want to look back on my record and see three boring fights with Kid Galahad.” 

This was in response to Galahad’s comments about Warrington vacating the title to duck him. However, the Yorkshireman then said he would see champions on his resume.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington celebrates victory after the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

He then channeled his inner McGregor and said, “I don’t want to sound like a d****, or copy Conor McGregor, but when Galahad fights me it’s his red-panty night, he only gets big paydays when he fights me.” T

hus, this comment showed Warrington believes Galahad wants the fight just for the pay-day.

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The history between Kid Galahad and Josh Warrington

Warrington defended his IBF title against Galahad in 2019 in a controversial affair. Both fighters engaged in a war of words and in the end, the Yorkshireman won a close split decision. Since then, he had one more successful defense and then vacated.

‘The Leeds Warrior’ explained why he vacated the belt. He wants to chase the prospect of becoming an undisputed champion. However, Galahad did not agree with this and lashed out at the former champion. He even accused Warrington of ducking him since he was mandatory for the IBF belt.

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Therefore, it is clear that the two fighters share a genuine bad-blood between them. However, given that ‘The Leeds Warrior’ will face Mauricio Lara next and then aim for the other champions, they may never get to meet again.

What do you make of these comments from Josh Warrington? Do you think Kid Galahad only wanted the fight for the pay-day?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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