Kid Galahad defeats Sergio Prado to win European super-bantamweight title
Last Updated: 23/03/14 9:42am
Kid Galahad captured the vacant European super-bantamweight title with a lopsided points victory over Sergio Prado at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
The home-town favourite, who was fighting at the same venue at which Prince Naseem Hamed won the European title 20 years ago, was given a wide unanimous decision after being almost completely untroubled over the 12 rounds.
Although he failed to record the knockout he looked capable of at certain points during the fight, the judges’ scores of 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108 ensured he improved his professional record to 16-0.
“I thought I boxed very well - we knew the kid was tough, he came to fight and I give him full credit,” Galahad told Channel 5.
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“He was tougher than (last opponent) Jazza Dickens, he’s a 31-year-old mature man. I knew it was going to be a hard fight, that’s why I trained my hardest.”
Galahad began the fight on the front foot and asserted his dominance early on by getting the better of the opening exchanges, although he was caught by a good right hand in round two.
But apart from that fleeting moment of success, Prado had no answer to his opponent’s speed and switch hitting.
By the fifth the Spaniard was struggling to find any success at all as Galahad continued to come forward, dictating affairs behind a solid jab from both stances.
Prado was staggered by a right hook in the seventh and sent reeling back into the ropes at the end of the round but managed to stay on his feet.
Galahad continued his complete domination for the remainder of the fight, hitting his opponent with a number of combinations in the 11th which again hurt Prado.
Although Prado touched the canvas on numerous occasions after being pushed down by Galahad, he did not have a clean knockdown scored against him during the fight.