Declan Geraghty’s journeyman journey seems to have come to an end.
‘Pretty Boy’ looks set to make a step up in class when he returns to Dublin for what will be his twelfth pro fight unless he sneaks one in in England before Christmas.
The two weight Senior champion is confident he will share the ring with an opponent that will excite fight fans when MGM return to the capital next February and expressed excitement at the possibility of being able to display his talents against a fighter that wants the W not just the wage packet.
Geraghty was nigh on punch perfect in the Stadium on Saturday night out pointing Reynaldo Cajina with ease. The Dubliner was hit and move personified, but may have not got the plaudits a performance which was sprinkled with moments of pure class deserved.
Fight fans often demand a more aggressive blood and guts approach against journey men, but Geraghty issued a boxing lesson rather than the more brutal beating. It’s an easy on the eye style that will be more appreciated in bigger fights, bouts were more aggressive opponents fall foul to the southpaws superior skill set and the 25 year old claims that is what the fans will get next.
“I just heard who they hope to put me in with next and its an exciting opponent. It will be an exciting fight and one the fans will look forward too. Some might see it as a 50-50 clash if you compare our records,” Geraghty said after career win number 10.
A tentative rumour doing the rounds at the Stadium on Saturday night was a recent former Tom Stalker foe was up next for ‘Pretty Boy’.
The London 2012 Olympic boxing team captain has drawn his last two fights with Tommy Carus (7-2-1) and recent British lightweight title challenger Craig Evans.