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Sean Creagh retires from professional boxing

Tallaght light welterweight Sean Creagh has announced his retirement from professional boxing at the age of 29.

The Killinarden fighter has been forced to step away after failing to heal from an injury suffered in his last fight.

‘Creaghzy Horse’ exits the sport following a 10-fight three-year career which came from an inauspicious start in boxing.

The Dubliner was, at one stage in his life, morbidly obese and turned to boxing to lose weight.

Creagh would develop and develop, performing well at white collar level before debuting in 2015.

Following four wins, Creagh would agree to fight for the BUI Celtic light welterweight title in Belfast versus Tyrone McKenna despite a huge gulf in experience. The well-supported pressure fighter was pulled out by his corner after five rounds and would undergo surgery for a bicep injury suffered before the fight and worsened during.

Creagh returned last year, switching gyms from Kilnamanagh and Stephen Kavanagh to Eddie Hyland’s Team TNT. 2017 saw him rack up three wins, including a six-round triumph over the game Ferenc Jarko. This led to an eight-round clash in London with stablemate Idris Hill.

Having initially been set to face Scotland’s Ally Black in a second crack at the BUI Celtic title, a late withdrawal saw Hill step in and the two fought to a 76-76 draw.

Creagh was suffering from a debilitating eye injury in the latter rounds of this fight and this has caused an early end to his career.

The 29-year-old admits that he had planned on having just one more fight – as he emigrates to Canada at the end of the year – but this, unfortunately, is not possible.

Creagh said that “It’s been some spin.”

“Boxing really has changed my life, from 20 stone to 10 stone, you couldn’t write it.”

“Plenty of ups and downs. A journey I will never forget.”

Creagh’s final fight record stands at 8(2)-1(1)-1.

Irish-Boxing.com would like to wish Sean all the best in the future.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


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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