Kid Galahad vs Jorge David Castaneda Preview March 12th, 2022
Former IBF Featherweight Champion Kid Galahad of Qatar returns to the ring this Saturday, March 12th when he takes on Jorge David Castaneda of Laredo, Texas. The 10-round junior lightweight bout from Nottingham, England can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Galahad, who fights out of England lost his belt in November when he was stopped by Kiko Martinez in the sixth round. He had won the vacant title last August by stopping James Dickens after 11 rounds. Castaneda last boxed in October when he beat Youssef Khoumari by a 10-round majority decision for the vacant WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
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Galahad vs Castaneda Betting Odds
- Jorge David Castaneda +170
- Kid Galahad -210
The 32-year-old Galahad was born Abdul Barry Awad in Doha,Qatar and resides in Sheffield, England. He enters the ring with a record of 28-2 with 17 Kos with his first loss coming at the hands of Josh Warrington by split decision in 2019 for the IBF Featherweight Crown. He’s got decent power with a current knockout ratio of 56.7 per cent but isn’t known as a heavy banger.
Back in May, 2015 Galahad was handed a two-year ban for failing a drug test but the suspension was later reduced to 18 months. Since turning pro he’s also won several minor and regional titles such as the WBC International, British, European, and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Titles as well as the IBF Youth Super Bantamweight Crown and the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Title.
His biggest wins have come against Dickens (twice), Toka Khan Clary, Irving Berry, Jose Cayetano, Adeilson Dos Santos and Jason Booth. Galahad stands just over 5-feet-6-inches tall and owns a 67-inch reach. He turned pro back in 2009 and has boxed 188 rounds since. He’s gone the distance in three of his last six outings but stopped all six of his previous half dozen opponents.
Castaneda is just 25 years old and has fought 71 rounds since making his pro debut in 2015 following an amateur career. He’s 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 70-inch reach which gives him a 3.5-inch edge in height and a three-inch edge in reach on Galahad. Castaneda has good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 68.8 per cent but has gone the distance in his last four outings.
He kicked off his career by going 11-1 with 11 Kos and now stands at 15-1 with 11 Kos. Castaneda’s lone pro defeat came at the hands of Randy Moreno Ochoa in 2018 when he was stopped in the sixth round. Since turning pro he’s also captured the vacant WBC Youth Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title and the vacant American Boxing Association USA, Super Featherweight and Lightweight Belts.
Castaneda is a good young prospect who’ll be stepping up in class to test himself this weekend as he hasn’t fought a legitimate top-10 contender as of yet. Galahad looked tremendous against Dickens in their rematch last year but had trouble making weight against Martinez and paid for it by being decked by a highlight-reel KO. Galahad’s speed, aggressiveness and energy should be enough to take care of Castaneda but it’s always hard to predict how a boxer will react in his next fight after suffering a severe knockout, especially against somebody with as much power as Castaneda. Still, I’m expecting Galahad to bounce back here with a win.
Galahad’s a class above Castaneda at this stage of their careers.
Play: Galahad -210 @ BetOnline.ag
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