Declan Geraghty is ready to give those suffering with their mental health during the pandemic a lockdown leg-up.
The two weight National Elite Champion admitted, he himself uses exercise and physical activity for his mental well being. The 30-year-old has concerns many will be negatively effected over the coming six weeks.
With level 5 restrictions reinforced and gyms closing as a result, Geraghty worries about people’s mental health.
Doing his bit and in what is a kind gesture has offered his expert services and free one on one training.
Speaking online Geraghty said: “I’m fully aware of the anxiety and pressure people are feeling at the moment with the closure of gyms from tonight. For me personally, gym is not just about the physical aspect, but helps mentally – which I am sure is the case for many others. With that in mind, if anyone is close to Harcourt Street (within 10km), I can meet them half way to do 1:1 boxing/training sessions at the nearest park, free of charge of course. These sessions will be conducted at a safe distance!”
‘Prettyboy’ hasn’t fought since he lost to Archie Sharp in September of last year. He intends to move in weight moving forward and has discussed upgrading from super featherweight to as high as light welter.
He was linked to a lightweight fight with Joe Fitzpatrick and called for a fight at light welter with Australian based Dub Darragh Foley, still no return date has been announced.