Jazza Dickens always knew he would face Kid Galahad again, who promises the rematch will be even better than their first thrilling fight mtk global fight camp week two 2 when ringwalks

Jazza Dickens always knew he would face Kid Galahad again, who promises the rematch will be even better than their first thrilling fight

Published On Monday, June 21, 2021By British Boxing News

Kid Galahad vs Jazza Dickens 2 will be better than the first fight, fans are promised

Jazza Dickens says he always knew he would cross paths with Kid Galahad again ahead of their IBF featherweight title fight next month.

The series of 'Fight Camp' events takes place at Matchroom Boxing HQ in July and August, and will be broadcast live across the world on DAZN.

Headlining week two of Fight Camp on August 7, Jazza Dickens challenges Kid Galahad for the vacant IBF featherweight title.

Dickens (30-3, 11 KOs) heads into the fight on the back of winning The Golden Contract, defeating Ryan Walsh in the final back in December.

He now turns his attention to Galahad (27-1, 16 KOs), as they resume their rivalry following a previous battle for the British super-bantamweight title back in September 2013.

The two men will meet for the vacant IBF strap, formerly held by Josh Warrington.

Several MTK Global fighters are also in action on week three on August 14, as another Golden Contract winner, Ricards Bolotniks, goes up against Joshua Buatsi, Michael McKinson meets Przemyslaw Runowski, Savannah Marshall defends her WBO middleweight title, plus Tasha Jonas also returns.

Dickens, Galahad, McKinson, Marshall and Jonas were all present at the launch press conference and they all had plenty to say ahead of their respective bouts.

Dickens said: “It’s been eight years since the first fight. I always knew it would come again, and I’ve been waiting for it a long time.

“I’ve had losses along the way and I’ve had to build myself back up. There is nothing harder than having to do that, but I’ve worked hard to be here and I’m happy to have this opportunity.

“I need to thank MTK Global, Tony Bellew, DAZN, and Matchroom. Boxing is a conveyor belt, and it’s a blessing. I will take this chance with both hands and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Galahad said: “Whatever happened in the past has happened. Me and Jazza will start where we left off. The first fight was unbelievable, and the second one will be even better.

“I know Jazza personally, he lives the life like me. I just believe I’m better in every department. It’s not personal, but we’ll both go in there to try and take each other’s head off.”

McKinson said: “I’m so happy to be here. I earned my spot in Gibraltar and now I’m really excited to showcase my skills on such a great event like this. I’ve been knocking on the door for a while and I just needed that one opportunity.

“I’m ranked fourth in the world by the WBO and MTK Global do a great job with me. I’m finally getting the credit and recognition I deserve, and it’s a tough challenge in my next fight.

“Those that know me know that I prefer to be in fights like this. I’m very ambitious and I’m confident of producing a good performance and getting a good win, and then we’ll look at who’s next.”

Jonas said: “Every time I’ve asked to step up and put on a performance I do. I haven’t failed yet and it’s been Fight of the Year contenders every time.

“For me being the underdog and having to step up means I go away and train better. I don’t take negatives from any fights. I’m always looking at the positives. I learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen next time.

“I’m not a small super-featherweight so I can go up and down the weights. Anybody with a title is a target for me and nothing has ever changed.”


Joshua Buatsi vs Ricards Bolotniks

On week three of Fight Camp on August 14, Golden Contract light-heavyweight winner Ricards Bolotniks goes up against Joshua Buatsi.

Bolotniks (18-5-1, 8 KOs) defeated Serge Michel, Hosea Burton and Steven Ward on his way to winning the competition, and now goes up against undefeated prospect Buatsi (14-0, 12 KOs).

Elsewhere on week three, unbeaten Michael McKinson (20-0, 2 KOs) makes his highly-anticipated return against Przemyslaw Runowski (19-1, 5 KOs), Savannah Marshall 10-0, 8 KOs) defends her WBO middleweight title, plus Tasha Jonas (9-2-1, 7 KOs) also returns.

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