Kid Galahad picked up the IBF Featherweight title with a stunning 11th round TKO victory over Jazza Dickens in the main event of Fight Camp Night 2 in Essex. The fight was broadcasted live on DAZN and BBC Sports 5.
Galahad showed he was levels ahead of his British counterpart, outpacing him and left him bloodied and by the end of the eleventh round Dickens was unable to continue, retiring on his stool.
Kid Galahad (28-1, 17 KOs) successfully defeated Dickens (30-4, 11 KOs) with a stoppage for the second time. Their first meeting was eight years ago ended in favour of Galahad.
The fight started out very competitive in the first round both slugged it out but Dickens delivered the more telling punches of the fight. Galahad didn’t do much but was able to open a cut on Dickens face before the end of the round.
The two resumed their tactical battle in the second, Galahad began taking control but Dickens still did well and still got caught more. The third round saw both fighters engage in a close fight, Galahad had his Jab pumped, while working the body as Dickens stock more with his counters.
Galahad took over completely in the fourth round, used his jab effectively creating problems for Dickens. His dominance was witnessed through the fourth fifth and sixth and by the end of the sixth, Dickens Face was swollen and he was seriously bleeding from the cut above his eye.
Dickens started a rally in the seventh, landing some good shots on Galahad’s chin but the Sheffield man wasn’t overly disturbed by the shots from Dickens. He took them well then fired back with huge body shots. Galahad kept his jab working in the eight and complemented that with some good body work that gradually broke Dickens down.
Dickens got totally bloodied in the ninth and that gave Galahad some encouragement to up his game and that continued in the 10th with Dickens now taking a one sided punishment. However, Galahad lost a point for stepping on Dickens feet but that didn’t really affect his composure as he was the fresher fighter and far away on points.
The eleventh round remained one-sided, Galahad was able to bring together some good combinations that left Dickens without a reply. The fight was eventually stopped after the eleventh round when Dicken’s corner waved off the fight to protect their fighter from getting more damage.