Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad to take place in Leeds
Date is yet to be arranged
Frank Warren won the purse bids for the IBF World featherweight title defence between the champion Josh Warrington (28-0) and his mandatory challenger Kid Galahad (26-0).
The Hall of Fame promoter said, "We are happy that our bid to stage the occasion came out on top and it was a case of us backing our man to build on the incredible success he created in 2018 with his memorable wins over Lee Selby and Carl Frampton.
"It is no secret that Josh’s preference would have been to head straight into a unification battle with one of the other champions, but a mandatory obligation presented itself and it is important for Josh to maintain his status as a world champion."
The fight will take place in the champions home city of Leeds, where he has established an army of loyal fans.
Warren continued, "While it is not the unification Josh craves – which will come soon enough – a fight with Galahad will present an intriguing clash of styles and characters. They are both unbeaten (28-0 Josh and 26-0 Galahad) and if Josh manages to repeat the success he enjoyed over Galahad in their amateur days he will well and truly have conquered the domestic scene following his Selby and Frampton heroics last year.
"It will be great to return to Leeds for another special night, which will again provide a showcase for other local fighters, and the event information will be posted very soon."