Kid Galahad edges Kahn Clary in awkward fight, now IBF mandatory
What an awkward fight!
As Kid Galahad edged the bout to become the mandatory for Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton, as he defeated Toka Kahn Clary in the opening bout from the TD Garden in DAZN’s second major card in the United States, this one taking place in Boston, Mass.
The first round saw Galahad have more success as the real winner was the referee, who had to intervene multiple times for the two fighters stepping on each other feet. The second saw Kahn Clary seemingly edge it with volume, but the tone of the fight was set with the two somewhat coming together and the referee being frustrated.
What hurt the bout was neither guy circled away from the other as they both waited on power shots and looked to pull back and come back with a shot, most of the time causing the two combatants to come together.
As the fight progressed it got slower as the featherweight division is typically a division in which fighters throw a lot of punches, but in this bout that was not the case.
It was a fight in which you can’t even write about it since neither man appeared to edge most rounds, but I was left feeling as though Kahn Clary was edging it out, though barely.
As the bout came down the wire, not one person from the corner of either fighter to those calling the fight, felt confident in the outcome as it was clunky and cumbersome with both fighters doing about the same.
With the win, is now the IBF mandatory to face the winner of current champion Josh Warrington who faces Carl Frampton on December 22nd in the United Kingdom.
The scores were 118-110, 118-110, 115-113 all for Kid Galahad.