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LEARNING FROM THE BEST

If Kid Galahad becomes a world champion this weekend, there will be one man in particular who he’ll be thanking, writes Matt Bozeat
BIG CHANCE: Galahad believes he is about to become the world champion he set out to be when he was a child
Photo: ACTION IMAGES/ED SYKES

I DON’T HAVE ANY QUALIFICATIONS. I PUT ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET, THERE IS NO PLAN B. I WILL BE WORLD CHAMPION”

THE late Brendan Ingle MBE once described the characters who turned up at his Sheffield gym as “headbangers, nutcases and no-hopers.” He turned them into champions, journeymen and, most importantly, better citizens. Kid Galahad can become the fifth – and last – of Ingle’s students to capture world honours when he challenges Josh Warrington for the IBF featherweight championship in Leeds this Saturday (June 15). Galahad came to the gym as “a no-hoper” who Ingle told me “was heading for prison. His favourite trick was jumping on trams without paying.” Galahad goes along with that.

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