Sean Creagh wants to return to big All-Irish fights Shortt-ly

Sean Creagh [4(2)-1(1)] returns to the ring next month and the Tallaght light welter is planning to start building immediately towards another all-Irish showdown.

Creagh won admirers, but didn’t win the belt, when he took on Tyrone McKenna for the BUI Celtic title back in November. In a fight which saw a pre-existing bicep injury exponentially worsened, Creaghzy Horse required surgery afterwards.

A spell on the sidelines ensued, but his display before, during, and after saw him endear himself to Leonard Gunning and Creagh was soon signed up to a managerial deal.

With his arm now healed, Creagh is back training under Stephen Kavanagh at Kilnamanagh BC and working towards a four-round fight date on Saturday May 27th at the National Stadium.

The Dubliner told Stephen Sharpe of his plans for the year and said that “after this fight I’d like to do an eight rounder or a six rounder and start pushing on.”

“I’ll fight any of them, Jake Hanney – no problem, Stephen Carroll – no problem, I’d even go up to welterweight and fight a welterweight.”

However, in terms of the number one name on his hit-list, Creagh has eyes for Ballyfermot’s Carroll.

“I’d have to say Stephen Carroll, definitely, by the end of the year,” the 28 year old said.

“He’s after going over and beating the Scottish champion, a good win, and I heard he had an injury to his ear.”

Indeed, with Gunning and Carroll’s manager Tony Davitt co-promoting the forthcoming Celtic Clash 2 bill, Creagh sees no reason as to why this co-operation can’t extend into the future.

The former white collar fighter reasoned that “We’re going to be both on the same show, Tony and Leonard are working together, so why can’t it happen? Unless they don’t want it.”

“We want it.”

Watch Sean Creagh’s interview with Stephen Sharpe in full below:

Creagh is joined on the packed bill next month by Eric Donovan, Crank Whitehouse, James Tennyson, Stephen Carroll, Vladimir Belujsky, Lynn Harvey, and debutants Liam Gaynor, Keane McMahon, John Joyce, and Regan Buckley, with more still to be announced.


Tickets for ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ will be priced at €15 (Under 15s), €30, €40, €45, and €55 (Premium), and will be available from the boxers involved in the near future.

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