Fight Camp: Can Kid Galahad fulfill his dreams as world champion?

Galahad is looking to become world champion in his second attempt, following defeat to Josh Warrington in 2019.

Another edition of Fight Camp hits our screens this weekend as Eddie Hearn's flagship event continues with Kid Galahad - the headline attraction - as he faces off with James "Jazza" Dickens for the vacant IBF featherweight title.

Also on the card, Alen "The Savage" Babic and Mark Bennett come together in the heavyweight division while Ebanie Bridges returns to the ring following her exciting but failed bid for a world title in the women's bantamweight division.

However, there can be little doubt that all eyes will be on the headline attraction with Sheffield's Galahad looking to claim his first world title, having suffered a tight split decision loss in his only previous title tilt against Josh Warrington, back in 2019.

James Dickens vs Kid Galahad - 12 rounds, vacant IBF featherweight title

With world title honours on the line, an intriguing contest can be expected in Saturday's main event as the skilled Kid Galahad (27-1) takes on James Dickens (30-3) for the vacant IBF featherweight title.

With Josh Warrington dropping the belt to chase the Ring magazine title, Galahad, 31, comes into this vacant title bout as a short odds-on favourite, priced up at 1/3 odds on with Planet Sport Bet for the win, while Dickens is on offer at 12/5 odds against.

Of course, this is not the first meeting of this pair. Galahad claimed the vacant British super bantamweight title in 2013 with a 10th round stoppage over the previously unbeaten Dickens.

Since then, both fighters have evolved significantly through the intervening years, and both enter this showdown full of confidence, having enjoyed some excellent results in recent years.

Still, despite claiming eight successive wins since a TD loss to Thomas Patrick Ward in 2017, Dickens faces a stiff challenge against the awkward and skilled Galahad - a product of the famed Brendan Ingle stable.

Friends outside of the ring, Dickens' southpaw stance is likely to give Galahad plenty of problems in the early rounds; although, with a superior boxing IQ, we expect Galahad to have too much in the locker for the 30-year-old Liverpool native, who has been stopped in each of his three previous losses.

As such, we're backing Galahad to claim a late stoppage.

Alen Babic vs Mark Bennett - 10 rounds, heavyweight division

Heavyweight prospect Alen "The Savage" Babic continues his rise up the ranks as he takes on journeyman Mark Bennett in a 10-round heavyweight contest.

Now boasting an unblemished 7-0 record with seven big KOs', 'The Savage' maintained his winning streak last time out, stopping Damian Chambers with one big shot in the third round. In doing so, the Croat added another explosive knockout to his perfect record.

A Croatian national amateur double gold medallist in 2014 and 2016, Babic, 30, has yet to go beyond three rounds in any of his seven previous professional bouts and enters the contest as a huge 1/20 odds on favourite against 'Bad News' Bennett (7-1, 1 KO).

Despite both men's relative inexperience in the professional ranks, Babic is expected to continue his destructive trail, and another relatively rapid knockout looks likely. Babic is hoping for a huge domestic showdown with the highly-rated Filip Hrgovi should he continue his winning run - a fight which would be instant fireworks.

Babic boasts a better pedigree both in the amateur and professional ranks than his Yorkshire opponent and with Bennett promising to stand and trade, we expect this one to be exciting while it lasts. We think Babic is likely to land another stoppage inside the opening three stanzas.

Ebanie Bridges vs Bec Connolly - 10 rounds, bantamweight division

Following her brutal loss at the hands of Shannon Courtenay, the entertaining Ebanie "The Blonde Bomber" Bridges (5-1) returns to action this weekend as she takes on Bec Connolly (3-9) in a bantamweight contest scheduled for 10 rounds.

Having suffered a series of horrible looking injuries in her enthralling failed world title bid last time out, it is perhaps surprising to see the Aussie step back into the ring quite so quickly. Despite her rapid return, the crowd-friendly Bridges is still expected to make short work of Connolly, who has lost five of her last six bouts.

Coming into the fight as a huge 1/20 odds on favourite, Bridges, not famed for her boxing skills, but rather her ability to set about her opponents, would do well to sharpen her craft if she wants to avoid more of the brutal punishment endured in her last bout. The defeat to Courtenay has seen Bridges' stock rise though with more fans talking about her.

Connolly, a wide 9/1 betting underdog, has shared a ring with the likes of Natasha Jonas and Rachel Ball and certainly enjoys a scrap and another blood-thirsty fight looks likely with both women certain to put it all on the line.

Of course, the bookies are rarely wrong and given the odds on a Bridges win, it would be foolhardy to suggest Connolly can upset the applecart, but an exciting contest should be expected with Bridges tipped to earn a comfortable points victory.

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