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New Year’s Resolutions: Injured Creagh has “plans in motion already” for a big 2017

Sean Creagh [4(2)-1(1)] is itching to get back into the gym and once again shake up the Irish boxing scene once again in 2017 after a “learning curve of a year.”

The Tallaght light welter raised eyebrows last year when he jumped up to eight rounds and into a BUI Celtic title fight with Tyrone McKenna, but won many admirers with his refreshing approach to boxing and his brave performance in the ring that night in Belfast in November.

While the fifth round retirement loss understandably hurt his pride, it has also left Creagh on the sidelines with a torn bicep. The Dubliner has some regrets following the fight, but isn’t keen to dwell on the loss.

The 28 year old explained to Irish-Boxing.com how “there’s a few regrets with the performance [v McKenna] but a few things in camp didn’t go as they should have. Maybe I should have pulled out with the problems, I know many others would have – but you can’t take anything away from Tyrone, the better man won on the night.”

Instead, Creagh is counting down the days until he is able to get back in the gym, and already has big plans for 2017.

Outlining his blueprint for the year, the ambitious brawler described how “there’s always improvements to be made so I’m mad to get going in the gym again. As soon as I can, I’ll be learning again. I expect to be back in the ring in May, and if not, most definitely June.”

“There are plans in motion already, I’m going to have a good guy guiding my career from now on, so who he says I fight, I fight. But I do want some big Irish dust-ups, [Jake] Hanney, [Stephen] Carroll, even at welterweight, who knows? I’ll fight anyone.”

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