FORGET laughing if 3 years and 60 kg ago if Sean Creagh would have told you he was going to become a professional boxer you would have been tempted to get him to go and see a shrink.
The Dubliners mental state most certainly would have come into question, but this coming weekend Creagh brings to an end an extraordinary journey that seen him transform from big man to big hitter.
The ultimate operation transformation comes to an end on Saturday when a fighter, who was 120 kg’s when he tried his hands at white collar boxing, fights Danny Brown at Villa Park.
Creagh’s introduction to the fight game was via the white collar circuit, he enjoyed the training and indeed the fighting that much that he looked to take it further. The Dublin novices followed and he showed enough natural talent to be selected in a Dublin panel to fight in Boston.
That would have been enough of an achievement for most to bask in, but Creagh looked to the next step and has elected to turn over and join an exciting Irish pro scene.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com Creagh explained told a story that is Rocky and Cinderella in terms of drama, but unique in its own right.
“I took up boxing about four years ago. I always had an interest and I started out doing the white-collars with MGM Marbella in Spain. I did three of those when I lived in Spain, but when I moved home I took up amateur boxing and that worked well for me.
“I won the Dublin novices and then a multi county tournament, After that I got selected for the Dublin panel and we went to Boston to fight.
“I always loved the pro game and I am a come forward fighter so I decided to turn over. I just think my style suits the pro game.”
Understandably Creagh is full of excitement ahead of Saturday’s clash. There is an element of ‘happy just to be here’, but the Dublin hopeful is taking his career seriously.
He he hoping for a busy few months and will survey his options after five or six fights.
“I am really exited about the debut, especially fighting in Villa Park. I will campaign at welter but this fight will be at light middle. For now I am just going out to enjoy it. I never thought this opurtuinty would have arose. If I would have told people five years ago I was going to be a pro boxer they would have laughed, but thanks to MGM Marbella, who will promote me and manager Daniel, its happened. I hope to have four or five fights by end of year, enjoy them and go for there.”