Frank Warren, promoter for IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington, has revealed that his boxer will make his second defense of the world title against his mandatory challenger, Sheffield’s Kid Galahad.
Warren won the IBF’s purse bid – beating out Galahad’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.
Back in December in Manchester, Warrington closed the year out in style with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over former two division world champion and heavy favorite, Carl Frampton.
Also year, Galahad secured the mandatory shot by winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Toka Kahn Clary in an IBF final eliminator.
Warren said the venue and the date would be “confirmed soon.”
Warren and Warrington were not always in favor of the fight.
“Any fight which Josh is in now is appealing. If you had the list, that list of fights, and you wrote it on a length of wallpaper, that (Galahad) would be at the bottom,” Warren said.
Warrington had been hoping to land a unification in the United States with WBO champion Oscar Valdez, who retained his belt last weekend in Texas. Valdez had returned for the first time since suffering a badly broken jaw in a decision win over Scott Quigg in March 2018.
But the IBF had other ideas. The sanctioning body ordered Warrington to make the mandatory against Galahad. If Warrington would have went in another direction, he would have been in serious jeopardy of losing his world title.