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Wins for Witter, Galahad and Eubank in Sheffield
13th May 2012
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The switch hitting Galahad a product of the Ingle Gym in Sheffield, controlled the fight, and his accurate counter punching saw Wale’s eyes start to swell and graze, and by the midway point his skin had begun to split, and with lacerations around both eyes, Wale began to look on an hiding to nothing.
Wale despite the gulf in skills, was game and determined and never gave in. He had started the fight well, but Galahad was soon to get into his rhythm and got better has the fight progressed.
Referee Victor Loughlin took a long look at the cuts in the penultimate round and called the doctor onto the ring apron for a second opinion. The doctor was happy to give Wale another round, but at the end of the ninth, he advised the ref that it was the end of the fight for a the gritty Josh Wale.
Wale can be proud of his efforts, but Galahad is a big talent with big plans for the future and after the fight called out his British super-bantamweight rivals Scott Quigg, Rendall Munroe and Carl Frampton when he said; “I think I’m the top super-bantamweight in Britain if any of them want me, they can pick up the phone, I want them.”
Unbeaten Galahad now with a record of 12 wins out of 12, paid tribute to Wale’s durability, but praised his own efforts and added that one day he expects to be a great of the game.
“He’s a lot tougher than I thought he was, he took hard shots but I knew I could take him out,” said Galahad after the fight.
“I wanted to see if he had strength in his punches. I picked him off, found my range, my timing, boom.
“I was too quick, too strong and he under estimated my strength and also my inside fighting. I knew it was just a matter of time.
“Before the Jason Booth fight I was only operating at 40 percent but I showed then and now why I’m going to be great.”
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