It might not get much better than that for most fighters, but the Tallaght battler claims he will have bigger and better things to look forward to after his hand is raised in front of a large crowd on the SK Promotions ‘Next Generation’ card in Dublin.
‘Creaghzy Horse’ believes the local fight is the perfect ending to what he alludes without expanding was a difficult year and told Irish-Boxing.com things are about to get bigger and better.
“This is definitely a perfect end to the year. Sometimes just after your darkest day the best things happen. I have big news coming after this fight, news that really excites me for next year and the years ahead,” Creagh mused.
Excitement was a theme that ran through the popular Killinarden fighter’s interview. Not only is he too excited to be feeling the pressure of headlining, but he is fired up and almost gleeful that he has top spot on the bill against a fighter in Ferenc Jarko [2(1)-2(1)] that he feels will play a part in an entertaining six-rounder.
“It’s just great to headline you first show and to do it in front my home crowd right on my doorstep is brilliant. I will be bringing a big crowd with me,” he added before addressing the potential pressure question.
“I’m always motivated. It doesn’t matter if I am at the bottom or the top the card, I still have to go out and win. I didn’t get to see my opponent against Shortty but I heard he was game and that excites me more than been top the bill to be honest. We have a fight on our hands and I get to show what I can do against some that throws punches.”
After getting in with growing Belfast name Tyrone McKenna on a TV bill it looked as if Creagh was set for more domestic dust-ups. Dublin derbies with the likes of Stephen Carroll and Jake Hanney were mooted and even explored as possible match-ups by promoters.
However, Carroll retired recently and Hanney hasn’t been active meaning we may have to wait for a domestic clash for Creagh – although the 28 year old has an inkling that there could be movement on that front in 2018.
Creagh outlined how “I have a gut feeling we ain’t seen the end of Shortty or Jake.”
“I wanna fight both or at least one out the two lads next year. But I will have a plan in place with people I can trust next year, people who care about my career.”
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