An all-Yorkshire showdown between Maxi Hughes (25-5-2, 5 KOs) and Kid Galahad (28-2, 17 KOs) is in-play for this summer, with the IBO lightweight title on the line.
Boxing Social understands that Matchroom, who promote the pair, have enquired about the possibility of staging the bout.
At present, the most significant stumbling block in the way of the fight coming to fruition is that Hughes remains optimistic of securing a clash against Ryan Garcia.
Hughes has frequently been mentioned as a potential opponent for the fast-rising American prospect, but rumours persist that Javier Fortuna is next for Garcia.
If Gacia elects to face Fortuna, then Kid Galahad is likely the most lucrative option available for Hughes. Eddie Hearn has previously stated that he hopes to secure a major fight for ‘Maximus’ after Hughes put together a six-fight winning streak to alter the trajectory of his career. Last September, the southpaw upset the odds to capture the IBO lightweight strap against Jovanni Straffon.
If the fight takes place, Kid Galahad will be jumping up two weight classes for the opportunity. The Ingle Gym fighter suffered a shock defeat against Kiko Martinez in the first defence of his IBF featherweight title, in November of last year.
At 32-years-old, Galahad has no interest in tune up fights and would be eager to face his Yorkshire rival. An interesting sub-plot surrounding the bout is that Hughes is a gym mate of Josh Warrington, who won a contentious decision over Galahad when the pair fought for the IBF 126lbs world title.
Big domestic showdowns have delivered as of late and Hughes and Galahad would likely produce an intriguing contest.