DECLAN Geraghty wants a repeat of the BUI Irish fight of the Year on May 9 in Birmingham.
‘Pretty Boy’ took exception to comments from his foe in a clash more all action than a Rocky boxset said this week and demanded a sequel.
Carroll, who went on to win Prizefighter after gaining victory over Geraghty in the 3Arena last November, claimed after signing a Matchroom contract a repeat with his fellow Dub would prove a step back. He also suggested it is a bout Geraghty might not want to take, as defeat could prove career ruining.
‘King Kong’ was taking a pragmatic view to the rematch, hinting it would be better for two Irish prospects to be kept apart until there is enough money and prizes on offer to make it worth the risk.
However, Geraghty, who was disqualified for use of the head in the first clash, wants revenge and wants it instantly.
“I don’t want the rematch? Let’s do it May 9 in Birmingham. I am ready to go! I was winning the last fight and I had him all over the place in the last round, that’s why he kept holding me so much. I was ahead on the scorecards too. I shouldn’t have used my head, but I was frustrated with the holding. He was about to get stopped and he knows it. As I said I am ready, lets get the rematch made,” was Geraghty’s response to the Irish-boxing.com article.
“Jono said he would fight me again when we spoke after the last fight, but he knows if he does he will lose his 0. So it looks like he’s trying to duck me. By the end of the year l will win more fights and have more titles than him but I still want that rematch.”
WATCH Geraghty v Carroll HERE: