Double Date – Declan Geraghty targets big 2023 after confirming two fights

Declan Geraghty [21(5)-5(4)] is gearing up for a big 2023 after confirming two more 2022 fight dates

‘Pretty Boy’ ended a year out of the ring, and a frustrating period that extends back as far as 2019, with a victory in Leeds on Saturday.

The Dubliner defeated Octavian Gratii over four rounds on FiteZone to celebrate a 21st boxing win.

The two-time National Elite amateur will now look to make that win just one of three in 2022, as he gets busy over the coming months.

Geraghty, who has recently teamed up with Ian Gaughran and IGB Boxing, will fight twice more before the year is out.

The southpaw, who has shared the ring with the likes of Jono Carroll, James Tennyson and Marco McCullough, isn’t expected to be in fights of any real note, rather will use the rounds to work his way down the scales and oil away any rust that has formed.

The first of the winter double will take place in play out on November 26 in Aberdeen, followed by a December 17 fight in Elgin.

“With the cobwebs blown off 2023 promises to be a huge year for Declan and all of the IGB stable,” Gaughran said.

“I’m probably the most underachieving boxer in Ireland,” Geraghty told Irish-boxing.com before his most recent win.

further disappointment.

“Only time will tell what level I fight at going forward. We’ll see over the next 3 months and after I have the few fights we have linked up. I will be done after this last run. Three, four maybe five fights max then Il become fat and lazy.

“What do I want to achieve? F*ck all I’d just like an aul fight now again and to take a bit of stress out in the ring,” he adds before admitting he has been frustrated with how things have gone, particularly of late.

“I’ve been very frustrated. I’ve had 26 fights 25 on BoxRec and my boxing career has been so much stop and go.”

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

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com