Geraghty targeting Belfast knockout – dismisses Carroll call-out

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Declan Geraghty
[13(3)-1(0)] has plenty to say about Jono Carroll, but isn’t willing to get into a war of words with his former, and potential future foe, just yet.

Carroll sent a stinging message to the Dubliner this week, but Geraghty isn’t keen to engage in verbals due to his busy fight schedule.

‘Pretty Boy’ has a bout tomorrow night and, for now, his focus for now is solely on that.

‘King Kong’ still won’t be on the agenda after his Belfast Boxnation fight as he has a mouth-watering Irish title clash with Belfast James Tennyson lined up for December.

Khvicha Gigolashvili [14(3)-15(7)-0] awaits this Saturday and while he previously suggested he might just box his way to victory in order to avoid cuts and a postponement of his Irish title shot, Geraghty is now in a knock out mood.

“This lad has a good record,” he explained to, “but I should be beating him. If I don’t then that Irish title fight is out the window.”

“I think I will stop him. Cuts and that might come into my mind, but after my last fight where the guy just covered up in a bid to survive, I want something different. I will go out to get this guy out of there even more so if he is negative.”

“You always want big fights, but sometimes you have to fight these lads. It is what it is and I think I will get him out in four. Now the last time I said I’d stop a lad I took out that guy [Oszkar Fiko] that went eight with Jamie Kavanagh and took Pajo Hyland the distance.”

When the topic of Jono Carroll was raised, Geraghty was dismissive and said “listen, I don’t want to talk about him. Come back to me after Christmas and maybe then. I have loads I could say about him, but for now I am only thinking of Saturday.”

“Then it’s James Tennyson. Tennyson is a tough opponent, that’s a real fight. The lad has 13 knockouts in 16 wins. you have to admit he is a good fighter and that is a real fight.”

“People can talk all the want and there are lads all over the UK who didn’t want to fight me. I am told British lads at European level even turned it down so fair play to anyone who is willing to get in with me.”

“I feel in the same boat as Phil [Sutcliffe] – wanting to fight, but no one wanting to fight me – so I am glad I have Tennyson.”

“I don’t want to waste my breath on Carroll that’s for next year and then people will know all about it – and again it is all about Saturday for me first.”

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


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