By Kenny Leavett – Kid Galahad believes his featherweight rivals will have “nowhere left to run” once he becomes the mandatory challenger for the IBF world title should he come through his test this weekend.
The undefeated 28-year-old will face Rhode Island’s Toka Kahn Clary this Saturday evening at the TD Garden, Boston, on the undercard of Demetrius Andrade vs Walter Kautondokwa in a final eliminator for the IBF championship of the world.
Fellow Yorkshireman and current IBF champion Josh Warrington, takes on Carl Frampton on December 22, in which will be the first defence of his title since defeating Lee Selby back in May, and Galahad, refusing firstly to take Kahn Clary lightly, is ready to meet either Warrington or the “Jackal” in the fall of 2019.
Galahad has been quoted as saying “I’m looking at this as my toughest career fight to date,”
“Kahn Clary is a good fighter, you don’t get to this position by fighting nobodies. He is tough and very good at everything, with world amateur pedigree. It’s going to be a tough night.
“I’ve got to go in there and win, that’s the main thing, if the stoppage comes, it comes. You don’t get anything for coming off second best.
“I’ve got to do a number on this kid and then I become the man they can’t avoid. There is nowhere else to run, these fighters can run no more.
“Hopefully, Warrington and Frampton have good camps and the best man wins. I want to box the man who is the man.”
Galahad will be accompanied by Scott Quigg in Boston, who’s out in a 6 rounder against Mario Briones as the 30-year-old from Bury continues his charge back to the big time following his world title defeat to Oscar Valdez back in March.
“I’m always interested in facing Quigg,” the Sheffield star continued, “He doesn’t have any interest in the fight though.
“At this moment in time, why would I fight him? He isn’t a world class operator and has always come short at world level. He’s a gate holder, on the same level of Kahn Clary. Quigg’s like a punchbag.
“I won’t have to wait around for my world title shot because the IBF mandatory is due every nine months.
“This is my time and I’m ready to put on a performance in Boston.
“It’s every kid’s dream to fight in America, especially in Boston, following greats like Micky Ward and Marvin Hagler – It’s a big, big, thing.”
Kahn Clary is out to spoil the party and speaking on events said : “He’s a good undefeated fighter, but we’ve been over everything and know what we have to do.
“We’re prepared to go the distance. If I hit him, he might have to go.”
Watch the action from Boston with Demetrius Andrade vs Walter Kautondokwa, Katie Taylor vs Cindy Serrano, Tevin Farmer vs James Tennyson, with Kid Galahad, Tommy Coyle and Scott Quigg on Sunday morning, from 12am, live on Sky Sports Action.