Jono Carroll launches sensational attack at “kid” Declan Geraghty

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Jono Carroll [12(1)-0] has tonight aimed a scathing attack at Irish rival and former foe Declan Geraghty [13(3)-1(0)], telling the Dubliner that “you’re nothing without my name.”

The Dunshaughlin super featherweight took exception to an interview Geraghty had done with FightStoreMedia in which he discussed their BUI Fight of the Year.

The pair of prospects went to war in November 2014, with Geraghty being disqualified in the forth and final round of a toe-to-toe battle. Geraghty had been leading 30-28 on the referee’s scorecard following the third round.

The former amateur star labelled the clash “a once off, and I still won that fight, it wasn’t a loss it was a disqualification. I was winning the fight, it would be different if I was losing. I was winning on all judges’ cards going into the last minute.”

The win secured Carroll, who was 2-0 beforehand and out of action for eleven months following a stalled career in Australia, a spot in Prizefighter Lightweights the following month which he would win. Geraghty, who boxes on the Belfast Boxnation show this weekend, has since rebuilt and was recently joined under the Macklin’s Gym Marbella management umbrella by his former foe.

Writing on his Facebook page this evening, Carroll stated how “I love the way Declan Geraghty has to mention me in every interview because I’m his world title and big money fight.”

Recalling their epic battle that night at the 3Arena, Carroll described ‘Pretty Boy’ Geraghty as being “like a big child that can’t take his loss.”

“You keep saying you didn’t lose because of these imaginary score cards which I’ve never seen – and in anyway, who gets the score when the fight gets stopped?”

“You couldn’t take your beating like a man you had to do something to get out of there. I know it, you know it, we all know it. You had to start using your head cause your hands couldn’t hit anything.”

“I came out of that fight without a mark on me and your face was in bits. I know you remember that right eye of yours. The only thing was my hands where sore from slapping the head off you.”

“Grow up and take your beating like a man, people would respect you more if you just accepted it and moved on. You keep going on and on and, to be honest, I don’t know whether you’re trying to convince the people or yourself that you’re a great fighter.”

24 year old Carroll told Geraghty that “you’re good yes, but you’re soft and don’t have heart, and me and you know that.”

“Pretty Boy is right, that’s exactly what you are and that’s all you will ever be.”

King Kong Carroll also dismissed Geraghty’s upcoming Irish 130lbs title fight with Belfast KO artist James Tennyson and demanded a rematch afterwards. He continued, “let me make this clear for the fans: I’m number one in Ireland at super feather weight and, no matter what, win, lose, or draw, you will never be a true Irish champion unless you fight number one – which is me bitch boy.”

“Best of luck, you better win cause I want you bad.”

“So next time we meet in the ring don’t worry about it. I’ll spark your pretty face so you have no excuses.

“You’re going to get smashed up when we meet. I promise you that.”

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