Geraghty unhappy with negative opponent, wants tougher opponent next

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Declan Geraghty [13(3)-1(0)] feels he is ready for title fights and undefeated fighters following his thirteenth career win at the weekend.

The Dublin super feather easily outpointed negative Nicaraguan Johnson Tellez in Scotland over eight rounds on Saturday and spoke afterwards of his desire for higher quality opponents.

Pretty Boy told IFL TV that Tellez was “very awkward, he never really came to have a go. He just came down to chest and kept putting the head down so it was awkward to get shots off cos he was never open. It was hard to get shots off, but it was an easy points win, I would have liked to get the stoppage though.”

“It was my first time doing eight rounds and it was comfortable, I did a good eight-ten week camp for this, but to be honest with you I wasn’t very happy with my performance because the opponent was very very difficult and very awkward – but I think I only got hit with four punches in the whole fight.”

Regarding his future plans, Geraghty outlined how “hopefully there’s a title fight next fight, so it was handy to get eight rounds in so now I’m eligible for any title now.”

“I want a ten rounder with a fella who can box. I said it from the start, put me in with boys with winning records, 18-0, 15-0, I don’t care, I’m not afraid to fight anyone. I’m so used to boxing at a high standard in the amateurs, fighting these people who are only hoping to survive and are throwing punches that aren’t really in the textbook… I want people who know how to box.

“I want people who are there to win, have a winning record, or are undefeated.”

Watch Declan Geraghty’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

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

Joe O'Neill

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