Jazza Dickens vs. Kid Galahad 2
Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex, England 7/8/21
Jazza Dickens was ripped and ready on the scales as he weighed in ahead of his IBF featherweight title showdown with Kid Galahad tomorrow night.
Dickens (30-3, 11 KOs) faces Galahad (27-1, 16 KOs) at Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex this weekend, and will be broadcast live on DAZN.
The weigh-in took place on Friday, with Dickens weighing 125.25lbs, while Galahad was slightly heavier, needing the towel to weigh 125.75lbs.
It sees the duo restore their rivalry, following their meeting back in September 2013 for the British super-bantamweight title, with Galahad coming out on top on that occasion.
Since that bout, Dickens has gone on to win The Golden Contract tournament, with his most recent win coming in December when he defeated Ryan Walsh in the final.
Galahad was last in action in February 2020, stopping Claudio Marrero, with that fight coming eight months after his split decision defeat to Josh Warrington in June 2019 for the IBF featherweight title.
Dickens said: “I’ve had great preparations thanks to my team, everyone around me. I’m grateful to be on this platform, DAZN and Matchroom, kicking off some great nights head. I’ve had great fights leading up to this point and it’s a fight for a World Title, I’ve ticked every box below so now I’m in a good position now.
“Of course, I had to take the opportunity but not on his [Galahad] terms, he might be slick but I’m better. I’m a good fighter, I know what I can do, he can be as slick as he wants. Slick doesn’t inflict any pain on me, he can be as slick as he likes, so I’ll win the fight how I want to win the fight. I’m looking forward to it.
“People talk about game plans, I don’t really consider them too much because they go out the window, when something is going well you keep doing it, you adapt on the fly. I’ll be resilient in there and able to adapt to anything that he brings.
“It’s the best to think like that, this sport is the best and worst, I’ve endured both sides and come through it. To get my crown on Saturday it would be beautiful, I’m grateful to be on this platform.”
Galahad said: “It’s been a long time coming, I’m just focused, I can’t wait – Saturday night I’m going to IBF World Champion. I’m just focused, I’m in the zone.
“Jazza is a tough fight for anyone, no matter what level. I can’t actually remember much from the first fight; I can’t even remember what happened yesterday let alone what happened ten years ago. I just focus on what’s ahead. I’m focused on Saturday night and doing a job on Jazza Dickens.
“Every fight is life changing, for me every fight is life of death, Saturday night isn’t going to be any different.”
(Kristian von Sponneck)
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