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Who won Warrington vs Galahad?
Josh Warrington beat Kid Galahad by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th June 2019 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The scorecards were announced as 116-113, 113-115, 116-112 in favor of winner Josh Warrington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard James Metcalf was victorious over Jason Welborn for the CBC Commonwealth Super Welterweight championship and Zelfa Barrett beat Leon Woodstock for the CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight belt.
Warrington vs Galahad stats
Back in June 2019, Josh Warrington stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kid Galahad made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws, with 15 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Galahad had a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Warrington's 21%.
Josh Warrington was the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Both Josh Warrington & Kid Galahad fought out of an orthodox stance.
Warrington was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 month later than Galahad, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 61 more professional rounds, 261 to Galahad's 200.
Kid Galahad was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Warrington vs Galahad form
Warrington had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Carl Frampton on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Lee Selby on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dennis Ceylan on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 10th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had defeated Kiko Martinez on 13th May 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had won against Patrick Hyland on 30th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Galahad had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Brayan Mairena on 8th December 2018 by points in the 8th round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Toka Kahn Clary on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at TD Garden, Massachusetts, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Irving Berry on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Jose Cayetano on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
He had beat Leonel Hernandez on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Olympia, Kensington.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kid Galahad had been fighting more than Josh Warrington.
Going to this contest, Josh Warrington had last fought 5 months and 24 days ago, while Kid Galahad's last outing had been 6 months and 7 days ago.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Galahad's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Warrington vs Galahad start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Warrington vs Galahad?
Josh Warrington was a 33/100 (-300) favourite going into the contest, while Kid Galahad made his way into the ring at 23/10 (+230) with oddsmakers.