THINGS were going so well. Preparations for a Sky broadcast bout in Birmingham were running smoother than the amateur style Declan Geraghty was renowned for.
The lightweight prospect was sparring seven rounds and claims he was in prime condition. Adding power to his usual hit and not get hit approach and ready to take a step up in class and impress the TV cameras. However, in the last round of his final spar before the scheduled May 9 Birmingham date, things went pretty bad for ‘Pretty-Boy’.
The MGM fighter broke his hand and had to pull out of the bout.
“I broke my hand in sparring,” Geraghty, who won one of his two Irish Senior titles with a broken hand, told Irish-boxing.com.
“It never healed right after breaking it the last time. I rushed back a little bit too fast. The camp went great I was really coming back to my old flashy self. I was sparring six and seven round without getting hit. I was boxing really smart but also hitting hard too. It was the best camp I’ve had since turning over.”
Geraghty admits to be devastated, but is as ever positive and is confident not only will his recovery be speedy, but so too will his movement up the rankings in 2015.
“I am sick it was a great show to be boxing on, but there no point in crying over it. I was down to fight a London 2012 Olympian, who had won his last two fights. It was a little step up, but what can you do now? I will be out for a few weeks, but I am hoping I will be back in July and I am still really looking forward to this year. I know if l do what I’m doing in training in the ring, the team and l can ensure a big big year for me in 2015.”