And it’s that desire to march forward and throw punches in clusters, rather than bunches, that Tyrone McKenna won’t be able to live with during their scheduled BUI light welterweight Celtic title fight, according to fitness fanatic Creagh.
“Mckenna won’t live with the pressure in there,” the confident Dubliner told Irish-Boxing.com.
“I don’t think they are underestimating me. I know the lads out there (in MGM) train hard so he will be working hard. He is in a good stable and will be in shape, but he doesn’t work as hard as me.”
Creagh doesn’t have too much in common with the current crop of Irish pros. He arrived in the pro ranks in June of last year on the back of a white collar career with little amateur experience.
However it is a difference in attitude and approach that stands out most. The puncher, who has impressed and entertained in his opening four bouts, has no interest in padding his record and has as much interest in learning fights as a teen has in school learning.
Creagh is about challenges and opportunities and he doesn’t see a fight with a well-schooled former amateur international McKenna as a risk, instead he sees an opportunity.
“I didn’t have to think about taking the fight. I said yes straight away. I am a fighter I am here to fight and I have said that from day one,” he added before he turned down a potentially more easier test in his home town to fight in Belfast.”
“I could have fought an eight rounder on the Red Card Promotions card. The lads had me a spot, which I have to say I was very grateful for. Plus they were very understanding when I told them I had to give the spot up.”
“I think I can win this fight. Boxing is about taking opportunities and they don’t get much bigger than this. I am fighting on a Frank Warren card live on TV in a very winnable fight.
Creagh set himself an Irish title goal as soon as he turned over, and stresses McKenna offers him a short cut to achieving his dream.
“If I win it makes me Celtic Champion I’ll fight for the Irish title after this win. That was my goal starting out and I will have to reset the goals soon.”
“I would like to take time to thank my sponsors Peachtree East, Apple Green Garage, Ktech Security, 3Sigma nutrition, Dk Barbers, Pemberley, Smalljobs.ie and Epic Fitness for there continued support, without them things would be a lot harder for me.”
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