Geraghty on McVarnock Irish title clash – “I don’t think he will take the fight”

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Declan Geraghty doesn’t believe Ciaran McVarnock will fight him for the vacant Irish super featherweight title.

A domestic title dust up between the stylish Dub and the Manchester-based Belfast pressure-fighter has been approved by the Boxing Union of Ireland and, once both compete in scheduled eight rounders, they can trade leather for a title most recently held by British title challenger and Celtic champion James Tennyson.

‘Pretty Boy’ successful put an eight round win on his record live on Boxnation over the weekend and there have been rumours that McVarnock could be afforded the chance to follow suit on the November 5th Belfast Boxnation show.

However, former two weight Senior Champion Geraghty isn’t sure ‘Bunty’ would take the clash, and suggests the clash of styles may not happen.

McVarnock has a ‘fight anybody’ mentality and it should be noted that Geraghty’s skepticism may be borne out of the fact a number of potential Irish foe’s rebuffed offers to fight him for a Celtic Nations strap last year.

“It’s just talk as of now,” the MGM puncher told when asked about the Irish title.

“There is nothing concrete, but an Irish title would be a nice step up next for me. There are a good few good lads at super featherweight now so it won’t be easy to win an Irish title but I believe l’m the best at this weight.”

McVarnock has been the name most linked with the 26 year old of late and indeed the name the BUI have pushed, but Geraghty wouldn’t be surprised if that bout didn’t materialise.

“McVarnock is a really nice lad I don’t want to say anything bad about him. I know he got approved to fight me for the title, but I don’t think he will take the fight. I can’t blame him to be honest.”

“Most lads won’t fight me in the first place. I’m a good boxer and I believe as soon as l step up with good lads you will see the best of me. Only then will you really see what I do week in week out in the gym.”

Geraghty has been title hungry from the off, but has yet to buckle a strap around his waist. He claims if he can’t get a fellow Irish fighter to challenge him he will go a different belt route over the coming months.

“It could happen again [Irish fighters turning down a fight] but if it does I want to fight for another noted title. Hopefully I get a title fight soon, I am confident I will.”

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


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