On Saturday night at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield, British Super Bantamweight Kid Galahad extended his unbeaten record to 18-0 (9), with a dominating unanimous decision over Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos, 14-1 (10), capturing the IBF youth title in the process.
Galahad, who also holds the Commonwealth and European titles, looked sharp from the get-go, switch hitting and moving around the ring well, on his way to flooring Dos Santos with only seconds remaining of the opening round.
Little changed from there after and the Sheffield mans dominance continued throughout the contest. Galahad landed at will to both head and body and the previously undefeated, but untested Dos Santos was simply out of his depth.
The only thing missing for Galahad was the stoppage, although he did have his man down once again in the 10th round, leading Dos Santos onto another well timed right hand. Credit must go to the Brazilian for seeing it out to the final bell.
All the talk of recent weeks has been of the prospective showdown between British Super Bantamweights Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg. Galahad has somewhat gone under the radar whilst his rivals have gone on to world honours, but the Sheffield fighter is undoubtedly a world class operator in his own right. Immediately after the contest, his eyes where firmly set on the duo.
“I’ll fight them both on the same night” said Galahad, speaking to iFL TV post fight. (video below)
“I’ll train for 15 rounds, get in there first with Frampton, as he’s a bit tougher, do 12 rounds with him and then get in with Quigg who I’d stop within 3 rounds. He’s useless.”
Chief support for the main event saw big hitting Adam Etches progress to 17-0 (14) with a third round knockout over Brazilian Samir Santos Barbosa, 35-11-3 (25), claiming the IBF International Middleweight strap.