Declan Geraghty Agrees to intriguing All Irish Fight

Declan Geraghty [20(5)-5(4)] says he has accepted an offer to fight Rohan Daté [13(9)-1(0)-1]in Waterford on November 19.

The Dubliner was set to have his first fight since September of 2021 and just his second since he was defeated by Archie Sharp three years ago, in Rotherham last Friday night.

However, the Fight Zone card he was scheduled to appear on was cancelled during fight week.

It was disappointing news for the keen to have another go stylist – but he hasn’t had to spend long licking his wounds, as a fresh and exciting opportunity has arisen.

Geraghty says he is set to fight Dubai-based Deise banger Daté on the Ring Kings card set for Waterford and December 19.

‘Pretty Boy’ is hopeful the BUI will sanction the intriguing clash for the Irish title.

A Waterford show has yet to be officially confirmed but as previously revealed, Ring Kings will promote a card at the WIT on November 19, the same night as a show in Dublin.

It’s been rumoured Dylan Moran will make his home county debut on the bill, while an Irish middleweight title fight between local favourite Craig McCarthy and Limerick’s BUI Celtic Champion Graham McCormack looks a cert.

News of a more out-of-the-blue but nonetheless intriguing all Irish meeting broke tonight with Geraghty talking up a fight with the welterweight puncher.

Daté suffered defeat for the first time in his career when he fought Tom Hill in March and might need to get a win in before the BUI would allow him to fight for the Irish title. Equally, Geraghty has yet to fight up at welterweight, hasn’t been active of late, and as a result, the governing body may request he get a victory at the weight before granting any Irish title request.

Regardless a bout between a local well-rounded puncher versus a stylist keen to make a return to the spotlight would capture the attention.


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