Abdul-Bari "Kid Galahad" Awad Has A Glass Jaw

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Zakman, Nov 14, 2021.

  1. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

    Apr 16, 2005
    Yeah, that was some SHATTERING of that fragile mandible wasn't it??

    Awad has to vault into the glass jaw top ten with that performance!!!!
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  2. VBOX


    Feb 8, 2012
    Yeah I’d say!
  3. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Poor punch resistance by the Kid. Great ring smarts by Kiko.
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  4. WildersGlassJaw

    WildersGlassJaw Member Full Member

    Jan 16, 2015
    This guy has a worse chin than Wilder! Clearly paper mache.
  5. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013

    Spot on, Ingle has to take some responsibility here, KG wasn't in any condition to continue.

    I actually think the referee should have taken a look at him between rounds, he was gone after the first knockdown.
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  6. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    Kid congratulates Kiko, commits to putting his nose back to the grindstone and going again;

    The sport is going soft enough without fans doing the whole hand-wringing bit.

    I don't think Dom did anything wrong in sending him out, though his instructions were lacking. We've seen guys go back to their corners in similar states, come back out and work their way back into fights. Barry was looking him in the eye and nodding with a "yep" in response to the limited counsel he offered, his legs appeared to be back under him when he went out. He just met Kiko in center ring and froze in the path of that second right hand instead of getting into survival mode for a round. Even Kiko said he was surprised, didn't expect to finish him straight away.

    Inexperience of being in that position was a factor. How often does Galahad even take a flush shot, let alone get hurt, let alone get hurt that badly? He touched down momentarily when Jason Booth cracked him with a decent one almost ten years ago, but nothing else. He was alarmingly short of an understanding of how to respond to the situation.
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  7. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    I called it in 2017.:deal:
  8. Mr Icaman

    Mr Icaman 32-0 WBC Champ, Ring + Lineal HW Champ Full Member

    Aug 31, 2015
    Really the ref should have waved it off he wasn't in any state to continue..
  9. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    Well, it could be worse for Barry, he could be Josh Smelly. Now that was an embarrassing, hopeless, delusionally arrogant hypejob. If it's all over for Kid, career coffin nailed shut, cancelled, no hope for reprieve or redemption, at least he can say he got hands on British, European and World honors, while Smelly ponced around and posed (like more of a Naz wannabe than Kid has ever been) through a bunch of bouts with complete ham-and-eggers before almost losing to Ray "Not That One" Robinson and continuing to showboat in unwittingly hilarious fashion even while in the painful process of getting his head punched in by Ava. Kid did it minus the cringe showboating and the promotional fanfare and hoopla, too.

    Not sure why the decidedly jack average Smelly was ever touted as being particularly handsome, either. But then, assessing the physical charm of men isn't my forte.

    Speaking of prognoses from 2017, here's one (of sorts);
    I elected to bookmark it at the time, rather than respond, such was my jaded attitude to explaining why one more little jagoff bouncing around with his hands down pretending to be Roy (with only a tiny fraction of the talent) was going nowhere fast. I didn't care to bump it when the time came, but maybe some perspective is needed in the wake of Saturday's big upset. :lol: Smelly was quite obviously dire as prospects go, but he was getting plenty of love around here for a while.

    If I wasn't active here at the time of the Avanesyan bout,
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    . Pretty sure I have my slip from the Ava beating around here somewhere, too. Ah, yes,
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    . Thanks for the extra bucks, Josh.

    I won't put it 100% on the kid's shoulders, though — Adam Booth has to take his share of the credit for the absolute bust that is Smelly's professional career, providing yet more evidence of
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    "I told Eddie Hearn I believe Josh Kelly is worth more, financially, as a pay-per-view fighter than David Haye."

    The Dark Fraud loves his flimflam, doesn't he?

    But, hey, maybe Josh Smelly is actually a nice enough kid and I shouldn't be such a *****. After all, I did once sit and watch that horrid, mouthy, arrogant Barry Awad take the time to counsel a bunch of truanting youths on a Sheffield tram to get back to school and stay out of trouble, for no other reason than to spread his mentor's gospel of social responsibility (which he credits with saving his own life from heading down a dead end).

    The Kid is a good kid. And a world class boxer (certainly by current standards) who can conceivably come again. We'll see.
  10. gmurphy

    gmurphy Land of the corrupt, home of the robbery! Full Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    He did a great amir khan impression there.
    That was a proper horizontal nailed to the canvas knock out.
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  11. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    I remember Herol Bomber Graham being chinned like that
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  12. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Do we reckon he's done? At that level at least?

    All due respect to Kiko, but he's an old fart and never was some powerhouse. There would be far harder and more accurate punchers to reckon with on the road back to a championship.
  13. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    First of all: I thought Kiko Martinez was retired? :confused:

    Second: how Galahad got melted, I'm inclined to agree that his chin is not made of the sturdiest material.
  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    After the Frampton rematch he mostly kept a low profile in between his losses in bigger fights (Quigg, LSC, Warrington, GRJ, Barrett) and yet somehow did remain active the whole time...in fact, Galahad/Awad was his fourth opponent just since the start of the pandemic! Crazy schedule for his (ring, if not chronological) age.
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  15. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Pandemic has me missing so much :facepalm: