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Abdul Barry Awad
Super Bantamweight boxer

Abdul Barry Awad

Abdul Barry Awad
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Quick Facts

Intro Super Bantamweight boxer
Is Athlete Boxer
From Yemen Qatar
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 March 1990, Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
Age 33 years
Star sign Pisces
The details (from wikipedia)


Abdul-Bari Awad (born 3 March 1990), best known by his nickname of "Kid Galahad", is a British professional boxer who held the European, British, and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles between 2013 and 2015. His ring name was chosen by trainer Brendan Ingle after a character played by Elvis Presley in the 1962 film of the same name. From 2014 to 2016, Galahad served a ban from boxing due to doping.

Early life

Galahad was born in the Qatar capital of Doha but is originally from Yemen. His father was in the Qatar Armed Forces and was released as part of an agreement with the Americans after the conclusion of the Gulf War. At the age of 4, Galahad came to England with his parents (both from Yemen) and eventually ended up in Sheffield. At the age of thirteen he took up boxing with trainer Brendan Ingle.

Professional career

Galahad decided to take up boxing to keep him off the streets so he didn't follow his siblings and end up in jail and being involved in gang violence. After he started going to his local gym to get bigger he noticed a boxing ring, after shadow boxing for a few minutes he decided he wanted to be a boxer. After a chance meeting with his hero Prince Naseem Hamed he was told by Naseem that if he wanted to be great in boxing and wanted to be a champion he should train at the Brendan Ingle gym, so after driving around for an hour Galahad and his mother found the gym.

Galahad made his professional debut on 5 September 2009 at the Colosseum in Watford England in which he defeated Delroy Spencer on Points.

Galahad's Second Professional fight took place on 3 October 2009 at the Leisure Centre in Altrincham England where he defeated Pavels Senkovs on Points after 4 rounds.

He then scored his first stoppage Victory on 21 May 2010 defeating Dougie Curran by TKO in the second round.

Galahad raked up a record of 10–0 before defeating Jason Booth by Unanimous Decision on 18 February 2012 to earn his first title the WBC International Super-Bantamweight Championship

Galahad defended his championship once against Josh Wale by TKO afterwards he vacated the title.

Galahad scored two more wins, defeating Ivan Ruiz Morote and Isaac Nettey both by TKO to earn a shot at the BBBofC British title which he won by defeating James Dickens by TKO, he would later vacate the title.

On 22 March 2014, Galahad won the European Super-Bantamweight championship with a unanimous twelve round decision over Sergio Prado.

On 10 May 2014, Galahad won the vacant Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Championship by beating Fred Mundraby by TKO (Corner retirement) after round 4.

Galahad faced Adeilson Dos Santos on 20 September 2014 at the Ponds Forge Arena for the vacant IBF World Youth Super-Bantamweight Championship. Gallahad controlled the fight, out boxing Dos Santos with fast jabs, hooks and combinations sending Dos Santos to the canvas in the first round and tenth round. Gallahad won the fight by unanimous decision.

In October 2014 Galahad vacated the European title to pursue a World title.

In May 2015, Galahad was banned for 2 years following a failed drugs test. He tested positive for banned substance stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. He maintains his innocence saying his brother put the steroids in his protein shake after Galahad refused to give him money, and appealed against a ban, but it was rejected by UKAD and the ban upheld, backdated to run from 20 September 2014.

Galahad made his return to boxing on 30 April 2016 with a 4th round TKO win over Simas Volosinas at the DW Stadium in Wigan, England. This was Galahad’s first non championship fight since 2013.

Galahad won his first title since his return on 15 July 2017 winning the vacant IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title.

On Saturday 15 June, 2019 Galahad narrowly lost a split decision to Josh Warrington fighting for the IBF Featherweight Title in what many commentators saw as a difficult contest to score. Judge Howard Foster's card was 115-113 in favour of Galahad, Steve Gray was 116-112 for Warrington and Michael Alexander was 116-113 for Warrington. Writing in The Observer, Tom Seymour noted that "the fight was perilously close ... Kid Galahad has a right to feel he was robbed of the chance to be the IBF's undisputed champion".

Professional boxing record

28 fights 27 wins 1 loss
By knockout 16 0
By decision 11 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
28 Win 27–1 Claudio Marrero RTD 8 (12), 3:00 8 Feb 2020 FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England
27 Loss 26–1 Josh Warrington SD 12 15 Jun 2019 First Direct Arena, Leeds, England For IBF featherweight title
26 Win 26–0 Brayan Mairena PTS 8 8 Dec 2018 FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England
25 Win 25–0 Toka Kahn Clary UD 12 20 Oct 2018 TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, US
24 Win 24–0 Irving Berry KO 3 (12), 2:20 3 Mar 2018 FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England
23 Win 23–0 Jose Cayetano TKO 10 (12), 2:14 15 Jul 2017 The SSE Arena Wembley, London, England Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title
22 Win 22–0 Leonel Hernandez RTD 3 (8), 3:00 4 Feb 2017 London Olympia, London, England
21 Win 21–0 Reynaldo Mora TKO 3 (8), 2:21 26 Nov 2016 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
20 Win 20–0 Emiliano Salvini TKO 4 (8), 0:38 10 Sep 2016 The O2 Arena, London, England
19 Win 19–0 Simas Volosinas TKO 4 (6), 2:06 30 Apr 2016 DW Stadium, Wigan, England
18 Win 18–0 Adeilson Dos Santos UD 12 20 Sep 2014 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won vacant IBF Youth super-bantamweight title
17 Win 17–0 Fred Mundraby RTD 4 (12), 3:00 10 May 2014 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won vacant Commonwealth super-bantamweight title
16 Win 16–0 Sergio Prado UD 12 22 Mar 2014 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won vacant European super-bantamweight title
15 Win 15–0 Jazza Dickens TKO 10 (12), 1:34 14 Sep 2013 Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, England Won vacant British super-bantamweight title
14 Win 14–0 Isaac Nettey TKO 5 (8), 2:35 8 Jun 2013 Bluewater, Stone, England
13 Win 13–0 Ivan Ruiz Morote TKO 4 (8), 2:50 8 Dec 2012 Sports Arena, Hull, England
12 Win 12–0 Josh Wale TKO 9 (12), 3:00 12 May 2012 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England Retained WBC International super-bantamweight title
11 Win 11–0 Jason Booth UD 12 18 Feb 2012 Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, England Won vacant WBC International super-bantamweight title
10 Win 10–0 James Ancliff TKO 4 (6), 2:58 8 Oct 2011 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England
9 Win 9–0 Paul Griffin TKO 1 (8), 1:31 17 Sep 2011 Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
8 Win 8–0 Pavels Senkovs PTS 6 23 Jul 2011 Wembley Arena, London, England
7 Win 7–0 Sid Razak PTS 4 30 Apr 2011 Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, England
6 Win 6–0 Dai Davies PTS 4 16 Apr 2011 MEN Arena, Manchester, England
5 Win 5–0 John Riley KO 1 (4), 2:53 26 Nov 2010 Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England
4 Win 4–0 Ian Bailey PTS 6 25 Sep 2010 Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England
3 Win 3–0 Dougie Curran TKO 2 (4), 2:53 21 May 2010 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England
2 Win 2–0 Pavels Senkovs PTS 4 3 Oct 2009 Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England
1 Win 1–0 Delroy Spencer PTS 4 5 Sep 2009 Colosseum, Watford, England
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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