Geraghty: I am ready to become the next star of Dublin
CONSIDERING he bestowed upon himself the ‘Pretty Boy’ ring moniker Declan Geraghty’s confidence can never be questioned.
The Dublin prospect has endured a difficult few months after being disqualified in a classic scrap with Jono Carroll and been forced off a Sky broadcast bill suffering a hand injury in his final spar.
However, the former Irish Senior champion and International, hasn’t let either effect his confidence and he still believes he can become a leading Dublin fight light.
With Boxnation planning to broadcast regular shows in the capital the MGM fighter feels he now has a platform to show people the talent he has his disposal.
Indeed, the fighter with World title aspirations is sure it will help become the next World champion from Dublin.
“It is great there will be be regular shows in Dublin with TV,” Gerathgy told Irish-boxing.com
“I believe I can be the next world champion form Dublin. If anyone watched the last time l had a fight in Dublin I showed I can have a war, stand toe to toe and fight like fxxk. Over all the years I’ve boxed I have also showed I’m a classy boxers with a good chin. l want to be the best I can be so in answer to the question (will regular TV shows help you become a Dublin name?)I think l could be a star in Dublin and Ireland.”
Geraghty (7-1) had planned to fight a former Olympian on a Sky Sports broadcast Matchroom card, before his recent injury and is looking for a similar step up come July 4 when he returns to the National Stadium, the venue he excelled at as an amateur.
The Dubliner doesn’t want an handy return fight and wants to grab his chance to impress with both healthy hands.
“The injury is fine l’m back training with both hands and I am looking forward to getting in the ring again.
“l was frustrated I had to miss the Sky Sports show, but it’s just one of them things. You have to get on with it and look forward to the next one. I knew I was on the BoxNation show so it was all about making sure l came back in time for it.
“I planned a step up before the injury and this fight will be a step up it was a step up. We were given three names and we picked the fella with the best record. He comes for a fight, which is good,” he added before discussed the atmosphere in MGM ahead of the show.
“The atmosphere about the gym is great. We know what we need to do and we’re all pushing each other. Jaime (Conlan who tops the bill on July 4) are training at the same times and it’s great. He’s a real pro and works hard every day. I think he could go all the way he needs just to lay off them sunbeds!!!”