Boxing - Kid Galahad to face Sergio Prado for vacant belt

Kid Galahad will challenge Spain’s Sergio Prado for the vacant European title at Ponds Forge Arena on March 22.

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Kid Galahad (Getty)

Galahad, who enjoys home advantage, said: “It doesn't matter who it is. The European title is just another stepping stone.

"It's a good title to have but it's just another step - Naseem Hamed had that same title, Frampton had it, Rendall Munroe had it - all quality fighters have held that belt.

"I want to clean up domestically, get the European and then get myself onto the world level - by the time I get there, in two or three fights, I'll be 100 percent ready."

Born in Qatar, the 23-year-old, real name Barry Awad, extended his unbeaten ledger record to 15 wins with a 10th round knockout over English champion Jazza Dickens.

31 year-old Prado, the current EBU-EU champion, will be looking to spoil any such progress.

"I've seen one or two clips of Prado and he looks like a decent kid, he can come forward, he's strong, he can box and he's there to win," said Galahad.

Having won the purse bid to stage the contest, Hennessy Sports are delighted to bring Galahad back to Yorkshire, and get him more exposure on Channel 5.

"Barry is a fantastic talent and I truly believe he is the future of the super bantamweight division," Mick Hennessy said.

Also scheduled to fight on the show is former WBC world light welterweight champion Junior Witter, Sam O'maison, Tom Mcassey, Atif Shafiq, Karl Bell, David Howe and Callum Hancock.

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