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Declan Geraghty “all set” for Marco McCullough showdown following another warm-up win

It was all about Dennis Hogan and the fall-out of a dreadful decision in Mexico at the weekend, but one Irish fighter did manage to secure victory on the road.

Declan Geraghty traveled to Budapest, Hungry and registered a second successive win at the home of the Maygars.

‘Pretty Boy’ followed up his February win over Gabor Kovacs with a decision victory over Richard Horvath on Saturday.

A fight which was meant to take place last month only for Geraghty to miss his flight to Budapest, the slick southpaw coasted past Horvath.

The win and second successive four rounds puts his defeat to Jono Carroll in the rear view mirror and acts as warm up for yet another big domestic fight for the Dubliner.

Geraghty has losses to world title challengers Carroll and James Tennyson mixed with good wins over Brits Johnny Quigley and Michael Roberts Jr and now the southpaw now turns his attention to Marco McCullough, May 17th, and the Ulster Hall.

Horvath had been stopped in eight of his previous defeats and Geraghty believes he could have added to that statistic, but elected to go the four rounds, feeling they were more important that the manner of the result.

“I got the four rounds in the bag and deliberately went the distance to help to get rid of some more of the ring rust,” he explained.

“I hit him with some good shots to the body, but took my foot off the gas to go all four rounds. I’ve got the McCullough fight coming up now and I’m all set for that.”

EU silver medallist Geraghty’s record now stands at 19(4)-3(2) ahead of the fight which is being described, perhaps unfairly, as the fight last chance saloon.

The clash with McCullough [21(10)-4(3)] looks set to be the chief support to the return of former unified champion Ryan Burnett.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


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