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New Year’s Resolutions: Healy wants to “walk away from boxing one day with something to be happy with”

Ger Healy [5(0)-4(1)] is set up to give boxing one more roll of the dice, and the 33 year old is targeting the Irish title to round off his entertaining career.

‘Boom Boom’ revealed his intentions to return to the sport last Summer but, without promotional backing, he found it hard to secure fights. This has changed now with the Belfast brawler linking up with young Manchester promoter Kieran Farrell.

A fight date, a first in almost two years, is now scheduled for Healy on Saturday April 22nd at the Devenish Complex.

The Belfast man is not intending to stay in the sport for too much longer, and has definitive goals set out for himself. Healy told Irish-Boxing.com that “it’s brilliant news that I have got a date now for my comeback. Now I can get the head down. My dream is to become the Irish champion this year so I can at least walk away from boxing one day with something to be happy with.”

Healy is delighted to have linked up with Farrell, seven years his junior, and explained how “I always knew of Kieran, I’d seen him at weigh-ins and would talk a bit on Facebook. I told him what my aim was – to become the Irish champion – and he told me his plans and they sounded brilliant. To me he is a top guy and knows the game so I am happy to be part of his team”

It’s a new training regime for Healy too, who has joined Joe Hillerby and Mathew Fitzsimons under former fighters Ray Ginley and Dee Walsh. This well-rounded link up, Healy believes, will see him start to finish fights inside the distance. He described how “I am going to put my shots together with a bit of weight behind them hopefully get a few KOs. With Ray Ginley. who was a power puncher, and Dee Walsh, who was so skillful, training me and teaching me all they know, the sky’s the limit.”

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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