Looking for predictions and a preview of the Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad boxing match? Look no further – we’ve got you covered. The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham will host the match.
All weights, running orders, and ringwalk times have been released ahead of tonight’s fight, in which Rossington’s Maxi Hughes defends his IBO World Lightweight title against Sheffield’s former IBF Featherweight champion Kid Galahad in a huge Yorkshire derby at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on Saturday, September 24, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand).
Maxi Hughes and Kid Galahad are poised to fight in an all-British lightweight clash when they headline Matchroom’s newest bill on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.
This fight was supposed to be the co-main event for Leigh Wood vs. Mauricio Lara, however, Wood was forced to withdraw due to injury.
This will be Galahad’s first fight since being knocked out by Kiko Martinez in November, but he will face a difficult opponent in Hughes, who is having an Indian Summer and hoping to land the ‘big name’ opponent he seeks with a win over his Yorkshire rival.
Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad: Boxing’s Big Fight
The main event on Saturday, September 24, at Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England, features Maxi Hughes (25-2-2, 5 KOs) vs. Kid Galahad (28-2, 17 KOs). Rossington’s reigning IBO lightweight champion defends his crown against Sheffield’s former IBF featherweight champion in a twelve-round bout. On September 25, a Sunday, the bout will be shown live in Australia.
Where and how to catch Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad
There will be a live broadcast of Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad on DAZN for all you boxing enthusiasts. Today is September 24, a Saturday. The beginning time is 7 p.m. British Summer Time (BST), which is 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) and 11 a.m. Pacific Time (PT).
Around 10 o’clock BST / 5 o’clock ET / 2 o’clock PT, the main event combatants are scheduled to enter the ring.
In Australia, you can catch Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad on September 25 at a time and place of your choosing. The scheduled time of commencement is at 4 a.m. AEST. Kayo is reportedly going to be the platform for the live stream.
The main event combatants will enter the ring around 7 a.m. AEST.
When does the ring walk begin Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad ?
Around 7 o’clock, the show will start. After Leigh Wood was forced to withdraw from his WBA featherweight title fight against Mauricio Lara due to a torn bicep, Hughes vs. Galahad was elevated to the main event.
Galahad and Hughes are scheduled to enter the ring at 10 o’clock, although this time may alter depending on how long the preliminary bouts go.
Boxing match between Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad
The IBO lightweight title, held by Maxi Hughes, will be on the line in a twelve-round bout between Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad
- Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad, 12 rounds, lightweight – Hughes’ IBO lightweight title
- Hannah Rankin vs. Terri Harper, 10 rounds, super welterweight – Rankin’s WBA and IBO super welterweight titles
- Solomon Dacres vs. Ariel Esteban Bracamonte, 10 rounds, heavyweight
- Cheavon Clarke vs. Marcos Nicolas Karalitzky, 8 rounds, cruiserweight
- Cyrus Ramone Pattinson vs. Jorick Luisetto, 10 rounds, welterweight – vacant WBO Continental welterweight title
- Junaid Bostan vs. Anas Isarti, 6 rounds, super welterweight
- Rhiannon Dixon vs. Edina Kiss, 6 rounds, lightweight
- Mohammed Sameer vs. Dale Arrowsmith, 4 rounds, middleweight
Abdul Barry Awad, also known as Galahad, is 32 years old and was born in Doha, Qatar. He currently resides in Sheffield, England. His opponent, Josh Warrington, is the current IBF Featherweight Champion, and he enters the bout with a record of 28-2 and 17 knockouts. Even though he isn’t widely recognized as such, his current knockout ratio of 56.7% attests to his respectable power.
While Galahad was initially suspended for two years in May 2015 due to a positive drug test, his punishment was eventually reduced to 18 months. In addition to the WBC International, British, European, and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Titles, he also holds the IBF Youth Super Bantamweight Crown and the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Title, all of which he earned after turning professional.
His most notable victories have been against Jason Booth, Adeilson Dos Santos, and Dickens (twice), Toka Khan Clary, Irving Berry, Jose Cayetano, and Dickens. Galahad has an impressive reach of 67 inches and a height of slightly over 5 feet, 6 inches. Since he made the transition to professional boxing in 2009, he has racked up 188 rounds of action. Only three of his last six fights have gone the distance, but he’s knocked out his prior six.
Hughes, a 32-year-old southpaw, made his professional debut in 2010 and has since boxed 219 rounds, accumulating a record of 25-5-2 with only 5 knockouts. We don’t know how he stacks up against Galahad due to the lack of information on his height and reach. However, his current knockout ratio of 15.6% indicates that he has very little power.
Since becoming a pro, Hughes has won the titles of British lightweight champion, WBC international lightweight champion, and British central area super featherweight champion. He defeated Jovanni Straffon via a 12-round unanimous decision to win the IBO title in October 2021 and successfully defended it in his most recent bout against Walsh.
Hughes has been defeated by Sam Bowen (in eight rounds) and Martin Ward (in five) and has lost to Scott Cardle (on points) and Liam Walsh (by knockout). The 2019 defeat against Walsh was for the title of WBO European Lightweight Champion. He fought Martin Ward for 10 rounds and Ronnie Clark for 4, both ending in a draw.
Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad Prediction:
Hughes is a brash boxer who enjoys letting his hands go, yet he must deliver his punches in clusters to compensate for his lack of power. Galahad looked great in his rematch over Jazza Dickens last year, but he struggled to make weight for his fight against Martinez, and Martinez knocked him out spectacularly.
Galahad’s quickness, aggression, and energy should be more than enough to finish off Hughes, but it’s impossible to know how a fighter will respond in his next bout after taking a knockout. The good news for Galahad is that Hughes doesn’t hold much sway. Hughes is a fantastic boxer on the home scene, but Galahad is still a contender at the international level. I think Galahad can get back on track with a victory here.
At this juncture in their respective careers, Galahad easily outshines Hughes.