Declan Geraghty reveals big title fight in the pipeline


Declan Geraghty [15(4)-2(1)] has teased Irish fight fans by revealing he has a big fight lined up before the year is out.

‘Pretty Boy’ couldn’t expand further than the fact he believes he will challenge for a title before Christmas arrives, but did tell Irish-Boxing.com that the title fight will be one Irish fight fans will rejoice in.

Putting two and two together fans will predict a third all Irish fight for the MTK stylist and, if they are anything like his Jono Carroll and James Tennyson bouts, the paying public certainly won’t be left disappointed.

Geraghty outlined how “we have two fights lined up now and one of them will be a title fight. I will have a little run out next month and then we will have a big fight.”

“I can’t say much at the minute but I will tell you it will be a fight the Irish fans will be happy to see and one they will get excited about.”

Geraghty returned to winning ways after his stoppage reverse to James Tennyson in Scotland last time out.

The Dubliner, whose Irish title reverse to Tenny came in a real boxer versus puncher clash, outpointed Michael Roberts, who went into the clash unbeaten in 20 outings.

The wide points win against the Scot in Scotland won the former Crumlin puncher praise from all in attendance, but the fighter himself wasn’t overly pleased with his display.

Geraghty seems keen to prove he has as much substance as the style he is renowned for, but feels he was denied a statement knockout win by ‘pillow’ like gloves.

“He had a great record on paper, but to me the fight was shite. I don’t think it was a good performance. I had to drop between 10 and 12 kilos in five weeks so when you take that into consideration it’s okay, but I wasn’t too happy with the performance,” he continued.

“I beat a fighter with a good record and won it handy, but my original plan was to stop him and I was disappointed I didn’t.”

“In fairness you wouldn’t knock out a child with the gloves I had on me, they were like pillows. Nobody was getting knocked out with those gloves on. I wanted to stop him within six and I think I could have with professional and proper gloves.”

“I suppose I just have to take the win and move on.”

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

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