Geraghty excited for Irish title fight with “lovely fella” Tennyson after quick Belfast win

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Declan Geraghty [14(4)-1(0)] wasn’t in the mood to hang around on Saturday night in Belfast.

The Dublin super featherweight flattened Georgian Khvicha Gigolashvili with a body assault after just 33 seconds for a first round knockout win at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

A warm-up/keep-busy bout ahead of his upcoming Irish 130lbs title fight, Geraghty looked sharp on the off-camera portion of the undercard.

Afterwards ‘Pretty Boy’ spoke to Irish-Boxing.com and joked how “there’s not a whole lot to say about it. A nice left uppercut to the body, that’s actually every fight I’ve had so far that has been stopped, has been stopped by them body punches.”

“We’ll see how the next one goes.”

The next one will be the Irish title fight with Belfast’s James Tennyson [17(3)-2(2)]. Originally scheduled for next month in Scotland, the bout will now take place early next year due to ‘The Assassin’ sustaining a cut on the same card.

Geraghty is quite fond of his upcoming opponent and is looking forward to the fight, which looks likely to now land in Belfast. The Dubliner described how “he got in the ring after and got a few pictures together, he’s a lovely fella.”

“Hopefully his camp goes well, and my camp goes well, and the best Tennyson will bring the best Geraghty.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie