Sean Creagh admits he takes a step up in class this coming Saturday night, but believes if he is to fulfill his Irish title ambitions he has to ensure Gyula Tallosi is more stair than staircase.
Creagh turned over with little fanfare back in 2015, but his come forward get the job done style has caught the eye of late. Saturday will allow fight fans to future judge his potential as he takes on a fighter with a winning record in just his fourth fight.
Granted the Hungarian’s wins all came in his homeland, and he is usually stopped when he travels, but he still represents the Tallaght man’s toughest challenge to date.
In typical have a go Creagh fashion he is unfazed and even played down the challenge somewhat. Not that the fighter, who is as notorious for his dedication as Conor McGregor is ‘Notorious’, is overlooking Saturday’s ‘The Future’ foe, but admits it’s a test he has to pass if he is to achieve his boxing goals.
“I know he comes to fight, which I welcome and by looks of the record he can punch. Then again so can anyone with them 8 oz gloves on,” he told Irish-Boxing.com.
“I’d say it’s a little step up for me, but if we are honest, and if I have Irish title ambitions, I should deal with anything he brings. I won’t make any prediction other than win number four for me.”
Like a lot of Dublin fighters, the 27 year old hasn’t had the most active of years, indeed his last fight was an impressive stoppage of Lewis O’Mara in November of 2015, and he is delighted to be back out again and itching to put in a performance.
“I am really looking forward to getting back in the ring. I haven’t been out since November so really just want to fight now. I can’t wait and fans can expect come forward fighter enjoyable too watch on Saturday.”
Creagh has been linked with a possible title clash with Stephen Carroll later this year, and his former sparring partner fights on the same FS Promotion show in the National Stadium this weekend. The Tallaght man hopes to take his potential future foe fight in, but will be watching in support rather than study if he gets the chance.
“I will watch Shorty if my fight isn’t on close to it. I will watch all the lads fight if I am able I want them all to do well and win,” he added before taking time to thank those who have supported his journey so far.
“I would like to take the time to thank my friends and family who bought tickets, over 150, which is great. I would also like to thank my sponsors Ktech Security, Dkbarbers City West, Sigma Nutrition, Epic Fitness, Tony’s Butchers and Identity Promotions.”