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Barrett featured on Warrington-Galahad Undercard

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Barrett featured on Warrington-Galahad Undercard

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Barrett featured on Warrington-Galahad Undercard

Josh Warrington makes a second defense of his IBF world featherweight title against mandatory challenger Kid Galahad at the FD Arena in Leeds on June 15 and a names of the undercard have finally been announced.

English super featherweight champion Zelfa Barrett will have his second fight since recovering from an Achilles injury that has kept him out of action since June of last year.

Barrett (20-1,12 KOs) will be looking to re-establish himself amongst the leading super featherweights in the country and will work towards future showdowns against names like of British champion Sam Bowen, WBO European title holder Archie Sharp and Lyon Woodstock.

Barrett will be on the card with gym-mate Lyndon Arthur (14-0 11 KOs), who is looking to make a name in light heavyweight picture spearheaded by mandatory world title challenger Anthony Yarde.

The Team GB squad is further represented on the card by Jack Bateson, the 24-year-old featherweight who joins Josh Warrington in flying the flag for Leeds on the bill. Bateson is 9-0 since turning pro and has twice been featured on Warrington undercards.

Troy ‘Trojan” Williamson, a explosive middleweight from Darlington is also on the card. The 27-year-old former star  is currently 9-0-1 as a pro (6KOs) and is scheduled to target a tenth win in Newcastle in early May ahead of his Leeds date.

Middleweight Mark “Kid Dynamite” Heffron (22-1,17 KOs) is back on BT Sport business, with the 27-year-old having put his British title defeat to Liam Williams behind him with a points victory over Serge Ambomo last month in his home town of Oldham.

Tommy Fury makes his third professional fight on this card as well/ The 19-year-old light heavyweight has two victories to date, while Sheffield middleweight Shakiel Thompson will enter into his fourth fight, with his third taking place at the SSE Arena, Wembley this weekend on his first appearance under the Queensberry Promotions banner.

Liverpool middleweight Jack McGann (2-0-1) and Formby heavyweight Alex Dickinson (10-0) also feature on the card, with further title fights to be announced at a later time.

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