Pro boxer offers FREE one on one boxing training to anyone struggling mentally due to gym closures

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.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com