Sean Creagh signs new managerial deal ahead of big 2017

Sean Creagh [4(2)-1(1)] will look to brawl his way back into contention when he returns from injury later this year, and will do so with new managerial backing.

Irish-Boxing.com can confirm that the entertaining Tallaght light welter has signed a managerial contract with Leonard Gunning’s Boxing Ireland Promotions as he looks to embark on a new chapter in his career.

Creagh’s training set-up with Stephen Kavanagh at Kilmanagh BC will remain unchanged, while the day-to-day management of his career will be handled by Dublin-based Stephen Sharpe (pictured).

The Dubliner won the admiration of many last November when he took a huge step up in class to face Belfast star Tyrone McKenna at the Titanic Exhibition Centre. Carrying an injury into the bout, Creagh severely tore his bicep early on, but would bravely continue fighting against the classy southpaw until he was compassionately pulled out in the fifth by his corner.

Creagh is currently recovering from surgery which repaired the major tear, and it is hoped that he will return to the ring in May.

The 28 year old joins former amateur star Eric Donovan in the revived Boxing Ireland Promotions stable, and it is believed that more signings are in the works.

New manager Gunning told Irish-Boxing.com how “I’ve been keeping my eye on Sean recently. I was impressed by him against McKenna, he showed me a lot more than I thought he had in what was an incredibly gutsy performance in a fight he went into with an injury.”

“He got in contact with me afterwards asking if I’d look after him. We continued talking over Christmas and I’m delighted to confirm that we have reached an agreement.”

“I see potential in Sean, and there are so many guys in Dublin in and around his weight that will make for exciting fights.”

“The plan is for two warm-up fights before a Celtic or Irish title fight, preferably against Stephen Carroll on my show, at the end of the year.”

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