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Maxi Hughes ready for big lightweight clash after sneaking past Kid Galahad

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Maxi Hughes’ stunning run of form continues as he got past Kid Galahad via a majority points decision in Nottingham.  

The fight was tense throughout as neither fighter could exert any dominance, but at the end of 12 close rounds, Hughes was handed the verdict with scores of 117-111, 114-113, and 114-114. 

Hughes entered the bout a significant underdog. However, it was apparent early on that he belonged in the ring with Galahad, a world champion at featherweight this time last year.  

Galahad tried to steal the early session with his busy jab, but Hughes’ ability to stay close and unleash his left hand appeared to be the tactic that caught the judges' eyes. 

Galahad lost a point for using his head in round ten, and that deduction was costly as the Sheffield man lost by the narrowest of margins.  

Hughes will now push on towards a significant fight at 135lbs, but for Galahad, it could be a long road back following a second consecutive loss. 

All updates from Maxi Hughes vs. Kid Galahad can be found below.

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Hughes defeats Galahad on points

Maxi Hughes' incredible run continues as he wins a majority decision against Kid Galahad. Scores are 114-114, 117-111 and 114-113.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Twelve

Both fighters needed a big finish, and it's Hughes who ends the fight the stronger man. His work rate is the defining factor of the final round, giving him the nod. 10-9 Hughes

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Eleven

Galahad finishes the round strongly, and it's likely enough to keep him in front. However, he's trying to win the fight with his jab, which could be risky as Hughes is still trying hard to close the gap. 10-9 Galahad.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Ten

Galahad does okay, but he loses a point for using his head. Could that be costly? Both fighters look like they have the finish line in sight, and neither wants to take a chance. 9-9.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Nine

Hughes' round, and it's the clearest of the fight. His left hand worked well throughout the session, and he could score with it regularly. 10-9 Hughes.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Eight

Galahad is mixing his work well. He has to take a shot at the end of the round, but he did more than enough in the early stages to move further ahead on DAZN's unofficial scorecard. 10-9 Galahad.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Seven

Galahad's round as he enjoys some success to the body. Hughes has been good in the last couple of sessions, but this was a round he had to concede thanks to Galahad's strong approach. 10-9 Galahad.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Six

Hughes' output is increasing, but the rounds remain tight. This fight is begging for either man to roll the dice, but both fighters are taking care of their attacks. Hughes does just enough. 10-9 Hughes.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Five

Hughes is taking more risks with his left hand. They're not always connecting, but Galahad is wary of them. This fight is still close, but Hughes has done enough to close the gap. 10-9 Hughes.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Four

These are hard rounds to score. Both will be happy with what they're doing, but it's Galahad who's forcing things that little bit more with his jab. This session could go either way, but it's another close one for Galahad. 10-9 Galahad.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Three

A better round for Hughes, who scores well with his left hand in the last 30 seconds. Galahad is forcing the fight, but Hughes was able to match his industry in round three, and he takes the round. 10-9 Hughes.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round Two

The step-up in weight for Galahad doesn't look like an issue at this point. He's started this fight in a positive manner, and his extra class at the highest level is telling. 10-9 Galahad.

Hughes vs. Galahad: Round One

A decent start from both men. Shots have been scored, but Galahad looks slightly sharper as he uses his jab to have some success. A close round where Galahad does just enough. 10-9 Galahad.

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