KID GALAHAD was left bitterly disappointed after losing out on the world title to rival Josh Warrington – but he was the first to know the result.
The Sheffield challenger was on the receiving end of a contentious points loss to IBF featherweight champion Warrington at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds.
But as the decision was being announced a cheeky Galahad peered over the shoulder of Thomas Treiber learning he was beaten before anyone else did.
He was given the nod one one judges scorecards, but the other two went the way of the champion, meaning Warrington retained his title in his hometown.
Galahad dictated the early action timing the champion with smart pot shots while switching throughout.
The switch-hitting of the Wincobank challenger fended off Warrington’s aggression as the champion struggled to find his range.
However, during the second half of the fight Warrington began to land with shots down the middle backing his rival up.
In the final two rounds Warrington dug deep and forced the action, managing to grab the attention of the judges.
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Warrington can now press to unify the division with Stateside showdowns with Leo Santa Cruz, Garry Russel Jr and Oscar Valdez the target.
The champion said: “It’s got to be another big one for me. I feel I have earned the right now.
“There’s no one left for me to fight over here. Next stop is the States hopefully.”