Sean Creagh [4(2)-1(1)] is currently undergoing a spell on the sidelines, but that doesn’t mean the Dubliner is not improving his game.
A bicep tear suffered during his retirement loss to Tyrone McKenna in Belfast in November required surgery to repair and has forced the Tallaght light welter into enduring a prolonged ring absence.
However, despite the surgery, a one-armed Creagh was back in training as soon as possible. A fitness junkie who took up boxing in his twenties as a means to lose weight, the gym addict is now using the time to build his game.
Speaking to Irish-Boxing.com, Creagh described how “I’m back training since just after Christmas, but I can’t do any lifting or any punching with the right arm so I’m just using my jab – which was probably the weakest part of my game so I’m improving that.”
“I read an article, ‘Never Waste an Injury,’ and that fits me perfect. There’s nothing wrong with the rest of my body, it’s just my right arm.”
The 28 year old hopes to step up his training soon ahead of a Summer return, and outlined how I’m back to the specialist this week and I should be able to start punching in the next two weeks.”
“We’re talking May or June for when I’ll be back in the ring. I’d like to do a six rounder, I’m quite fit now. I went five in the McKenna fight and I could have kept going. I wasn’t physically tired, I was more drained.”
While some questioned Creagh’s decision to take the fight with the highly skilled McKenna, the platform certainly increased his profile and his approach won the hearts of many. Indeed the series of events led to him being signed up on a managerial contract with Leonard Gunning’s Boxing Ireland Promotions, something Creagh admits would not have come about were it not for the fight with ‘The Mighty Celt.’
The Stephen Kavanagh-trained fighter is excited about the new partnership and believes it will greatly benefit his career. He explained how I just can’t wait to get going now with Leonard. He’s the right man to guide me in the rest of my career and get me some good fights. He’ll also be able to step in and guide me, whereas I’d just fight anyone at anytime.”
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