Junior featherweight Kid Galahad of England is one of the top prospects in boxing and he has been recognized as such by the British Boxing Writers Association, which has awarded him its prestigious "Young Boxer of the Year" award.
Galahad, who has won the traditional British, Commonwealth and European titles, will pick up his hardware at the organization's annual dinner next month in London.
The 24-year-old Galahad (18-0, 9 KOs), a pro since late 2009, won his most recent fight last week, a 12-round rout of Adeilson Dos Santos.
"This is a great honor for Kid Galahad and it's richly deserved," promoter Mick Hennessy said. "He has won British, Commonwealth and European titles in the space of three fights and has truly established himself as one of the very best [junior featherweights] in the world. It's now only a matter of time before he becomes a world champion."
Galahad has been able to develop a following because his fights have been airing on free TV on England’s Channel 5.
The list of past winners of the award, which dates to the 1950s, is loaded with fighters that went on to become major stars and champions, including Randy Turpin, Ken Buchanan, John Conteh, Barry McGuigan, Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn, "Prince" Naseem Hamed, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton (there's only one!) and Amir Khan.