LIGHTWEIGHT prospect Declan Geraghty might disagree with his disqualification on Saturday night, but the MGM Marbella fighter isn’t going to sulk over the manner in which he lost his unbeaten record.
Nor is the former two weight Senior champion going to dwell on it. Geraghty has vowed to learn from the all action encounter with Jono Carroll, a fighter who has burst onto the scene thanks to Saturday’s win, and come back stronger.
Indeed ‘Pretty Boy’ is pretty sure he will still emerge as one of Irish boxing’s leading lights over the coming years.
“I am 110 percent confident I will comeback and play a role in bringing pro boxing back to Dublin on a regular basis. I can fight, box, talk and I am not too ugly either! I just need to keep the head down, keep working hard and it will happen,” Geraghty told Irish-boxing.com.
“You don’t get into water without getting wet so when you get into the ring you are going to get hit and that’s what happened Saturday night. I was in a war and I was winning the fight.
“I have a lot more to offer to boxing and I view it as a little step back. All credit to Jono he is a lovely lad and he gave it everything, but I will move on from this. I learnt a lot in that fight. l want to say thanks to everyone that turned up to watch. I had great support and I want to thank them. I would like to thank Jono too there not manny four round fights better than that one and it was great to be in such an entertaining fight so early in my career,” Geraghty continued.
“One of us had to lose and it was me but f@#k it that’s life. l want to push on now because lm better than the level I have been operating at.I know I have to prove that over the coming months and years.”
And after looking forward Geraghty took time to reflect on the Return Of The Mack fight of the night and the disqualification in particular.
“When l got the point taking off l knew what it was for, but l only put me elbow at him because when we were up close he kept hitting me on the back of the head. It was one of those fights when it got up close, but that’s boxing and you have to learn to deal with things like that.”
“I still don’t think l should of being DQ’d. I hit him and he fell back, l thought l hurt him and was trying to finish t. He was holding me at that stage so I tried to push him off me and find space to fight.”