Kid Galahad confident he will see off James Dickens and become British champion

By Rob Lancaster.   Last Updated: 11/09/13 6:59am

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Kid Galahad: Has his sights set on the big names in the super-bantamweight division

Kid Galahad: Has his sights set on the big names in the super-bantamweight division

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Kid Galahad expects to be crowned the new British super-bantamweight champion on Saturday night - and already has eyes on some of the big names in the division.

The 23-year-old will be looking to stretch his perfect record to 15-0 when he faces fellow unbeaten fighter James 'Jazza' Dickens for the vacant domestic belt at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.

"I'm going to do what I do best - take him to school."
Kid Galahad

Having won his last three bouts inside the distance and after a good training camp, the confident Galahad reckons he will take the Liverpudlian "to school" as he looks to continue to build his burgeoning reputation.

"This kid is going to get dismantled. I'm going to take him apart," he told Sky Sports at the Ingles' Gym in Wincobank, Sheffield.

"I'm going to do what I do best - take him to school.

"Everything has been spot on (with my preparations). I always keep myself in good shape anyway. I was still fit from my last fight so I just carried on from that.

"At the end of the day I know I'm better than him. I'm going to show that when I get in the ring."

Big-name targets

The Qatar-born boxer - whose real name is Barry Awad - has set his sights on conquering Europe in the near future, provided he does get past southpaw Dickens at the weekend.

However he is also chasing potential bouts against the likes of Scott Quigg, who faces Yoandris Salinas for the vacant WBA strap later in September, and Carl Frampton, insisting he feels ready to fight either of the big-name duo.

"European after this hopefully, then in the next 16 months a world title (shot)," Galahad said.

"I feel I am ready. I always have felt like I'm ready. But my management team know me better than I know myself, so whenever they say I'm ready then I'm ready.

"There are some big names in there (the super-bantamweight division).

"Scott Quigg is fighting for a world title, while Carl Frampton is another good fighter as well. There are some big, big fights out there.

"After this I'll hopefully go straight into the mix. I'd love, whether it's at the end of this year or the beginning of the next, to get to fight one of them."

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