Josh Warrington retains title with split decision over Kid Galahad

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Fighting in front of a very vocal home crowd in Leeds, England, Josh Warrington defended his IBF featherweight title with a split decision over Kid Galahad on Saturday. With the win, Warrington upped his perfect record to 29-0 (6 KOs) while Galahad’s first loss dropped him to 26-1 (15 KOs).

The contest involved a lot of not-so-clean tussling in close, with the aggressive incumbent struggling to find his range against the switch-hitting Galahad’s awkward style. Oftentimes he struggled to even make contact with the slick challenger. Galahad, meanwhile, was keen to keep Warrington busy with chipping counterpunches and quick, accurate leads that disrupted the pace in his favor.

Warrington’s attempts to get close enough to unload took on a more frustrated air in the 10th round, but Galahad either jabbed and countered in reverse or tied up his opponent. Warrington was persistent and came out on the attack in the 11th but soon met with the same difficulties.

In the end he was able to do enough to sway the judges, though. Scores were 116-112 and 116-113 for Warrington and 115-113 for Galahad.

A full ringside report will follow.

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