Kid Galahad Explains Why Josh Warrington Vacated His Title – ‘He Knows He Didn’t Win the Fight’

Published 02/13/2021, 5:01 PM EST
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)


Josh Warrington’s rival, Kid Galahad, has fired back at the former featherweight champion. The Britisher commented on the controversial decision made by ‘The Leeds Warrior’ to vacate the belt. He even spoke about their fight.

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Galahad has been one of Warrington’s fiercest rivals over the past few years. The pair fought in 2019 in what was an IBF title defense for Warrington. The former champion pipped his compatriot to a debatable split decision.

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However, the Yorkshireman has since vacated his belt, hoping to chase the other championship fights. Galahad did not appreciate this and gave his take on it.

In a chat with Gareth A Davies on YouTube, Galahad said, “Josh Warrington vacated the title… Yea he may have won the fight that night. But I know in his head he knows he didn’t win the fight, and that’s why he vacated the title.”

With this comment, Galahad showed his honest opinion about Warrington’s decision. However, these comments may affect the former champion as he has set his eyes on bigger things. Therefore, as a prepares for his fight against Mauricio Lara, Warrington will be looking ahead.

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Why is Kid Galahad unhappy with Josh Warrington?

The split-decision in 2019 was a highly controversial victory. To date, it is the only loss on Galahad’s record. Moreover, the trash-talk and build-up made things worse for the Brit. However, he picked himself up and was in line to face the ‘Leeds Warrior’ against.

Galahad worked himself back up to the mandatory position, and IBF even ordered the fight between the two. However, this would mean Warrington would have to sacrifice his potential fights against the other champions.

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)

Warrington also explained his decision to vacate and said he doesn’t want three Galahad fights to be the highlight of his career. 

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What do you make of these comments from Kid Galahad? Do you think Josh Warrington vacated to duck Galahad?

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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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