Former featherweight world champion Kid Galahad jumps up two weight classes this weekend when he takes on Maxi Hughes for the fellow Yorkshireman’s IBO lightweight title.
Leigh Wood’s WBA featherweight clash with Mauricio Lara had been scheduled to headline this event in Nottingham until a bicep injury ruled out the former and Hughes vs Galahad was elevated to main event status in its place.
While the absence of that fight is disappointing, there’s still plenty to enjoy; on top of Hughes/Galahad, there’s also a fascinating IBO and WBA super-welterweight showdown between Hannah Rankin and Terri Harper to look forward to and an array of emerging talent on show. Here’s everything you need to know.
Where: Nottingham Arena, Nottingham
When: Saturday 24th September, 2022
How To Watch: DAZN. The coverage is expected to begin at 7pm with ringwalks for the main event expected at approximately 10pm.
Tale Of The Tape:
Residence: Rossington, Yorkshire
Record: 25-5-2 (5)
Last Fight: Maxi Hughes made the first successful defence of his IBO strap with relative ease in March, outclassing Ryan Walsh with a unanimous decision in Headingley on the undercard of Kiko Martinez vs Josh Warrington II.
Place Of Birth: Doha, Qatar
Residence: Sheffield, Yorkshire
Record: 28-2 (17)
Last Fight: Kid Galahad is looking to bounce back from his shock defeat to Kiko Martinez in November last year. The Sheffield star was stunned in six rounds by the Spaniard, losing his IBF featherweight title in the process.
What They Say:
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport chairman: “We’re gutted to lose such an explosive headliner in Leigh Wood vs. Mauricio Lara but unfortunately Leigh suffered a torn bicep during sparring and there’s no way he can get in the ring against such a dangerous opponent with only one arm.
“There’s more action on the undercard with Hannah Rankin defending her WBA belts against Terri Harper. Both Hughes vs. Galahad and Rankin vs. Harper are worthy of headlining their own shows and we’ve got some of the best emerging talent featuring on the undercard such as Cyrus Pattinson and Junaid Bostan.”
Full Fight Card:
Maxi Hughes vs Kid Galahad, IBO world lightweight title
Hannah Rankin vs Terri Harper, IBO & WBA super-welterweight titles
Solomon Dacres vs Dominic Akinlade, heavyweight
Cheavon Clarke vs Marcos Nicolas Karalitzky, cruiserweight
Cyrus Pattinson vs TBA, welterweight
Rhiannon Dixon vs TBA, lightweight
Nico Leivars vs TBA, bantamweight
Junaid Bostan vs TBA, super-welterweight