Geraghty: It doesn’t have to be a triller at the Villa will take the win what ever way it comes

HE has been moved along rather quickly and fights his fifth fight in four months this coming Saturday night, however while patience isn’t a virtue his team believe is needed when it comes to progressing their talent it is something Declan Geraghty has learnt he needs once in the ring.

If the former two weight Irish amateur champion has learnt anything since changing codes its not every win can be a knock out victory.

The 24 year old Dubliner has taken the short distance route to victory just once since turning over, something that initially went against his desire to impress.

However, ‘Pretty Boy’ has learnt their is more than one way to look good in the ring and that against seasoned survival specialists he has to impress with his skill and be more beauty than brute.

As a result he goes into his fifth paid fight happy to secure victory what ever way it comes.

“I’ve learn not to rush in and not to try knock every one out since I tuned over and that is the mindset I have to take into all these early fights including Saturdays'” Geraghty told

“A lot of these guys are in there to survive and no matter what you do it’s very hard to stop them.  They know how to say in there. They just hold and run it can be frustrating but I’ve learned to take my time and not to worry about anything other than boxing to my ability.

“On Saturday I just want to get the win and put a show on, Obviously I plan not to be hit by any of his shorts, the less punishment you take now the longer you last in this game.

MGM have kept the Seamus Macklin trained puncher busy in his debut year and you get the sense from the fighter he is feels he is beyond journey man level.

However, he is aware he has to learn his trade and bank the rounds before he can look toward titles.

“This is my fifth pro fight and it’s still very early for me. I’m only 24 so I’ve still got time on my hands. This year is all about getting the wins in and learning as I go. We are of course looking long term with and we want European and World titles but all this takes lots of time and hard work.”

Geraghty has been somewhat nomadic since turning pro he has fought in Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield, but the week after this Saturday’s Villa Park, Holte Suite hosted clash the Dublin returns home.

“I’m back home for my sixth pro fight. I am delighted with the chance to fight in front of my owe mates and family. There are lot of good lads on the bill like myself Phil Sutcliffe, Sean Turner  and Luke Keeler. That is a good bill and with so much young talent emerging in Dublin I can see boxing taking off there again”


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