Declan Geraghty: I plan to be a household name in Dublin soon

Dublin southpaw sensation Declan Geraghty [8(2)-1(0)] will play chief support on August 28th on the MGM Promotions ‘Lights Out at The Plaza’ card. ‘Pretty Boy’ will be aiming to put on a tasty performance at the black tie dinner show in Puerto Banús.

Geraghty recently impressed on his television debut as part of the undercard to the Jamie Conlan-headlined ‘New Beginning’ MGM/Boxnation show at the National Stadium in Dublin on July 4th.

Speaking to irish-boxing.com ahead of his next bout, the 25 year old explained that “it’s good to get a fight so soon – I can only thank my manger [Daniel Kinahan] for putting me on the bill, he’s doing a great job for me he’s keeping me busy.”

The former amateur star had endured a frustrating start to 2015 due to injury, and Geragthy is delighted to be back fighting, noting that “I had a long lay off after November with a lot of injuries, but now I’m fine and hope to stay like that for a while please God.”

On his upcoming Spanish fight, Geraghty admitted it is more of a stay-busy affair – however he has big plans for afterwards. ‘Pretty Boy’ revealed that “the fella l’m fighting I think has 12 wins and 20 losses, so it’s not a big step up.”

“But I know my next fight will definitely be a step up, and probably more rounds and that’s what l want.”

“But this is only my third fight since November so l do need a few keep busy fights and that’s why Daniel has me on the show.”

On his showing in the stadium in July, Geraghty revealed that he won lots of praise, but the perfectionist in him is always looking to improve. The classy southpaw noted how “In Dublin everyone was saying about how good of a boxer l was and they thought I stood out that night.”

“But to tell you the truth, that was me at 25%.”

The confident Dub claimed that “there’s people who are ranked top 10 in the world at feather/super feather/lightweight and I’d be well able for them.”

“What I have shown in the ring so far is nothing compared to what I do in sparing week in week out.”

“My team and l believe we can win big titles in the pro game and the team is hopping to make me a big house hold name in Dublin soon.”

With a rumoured October MGM show in the makings, Geraghty could make an appearance, explaining that “yes, if Daniel wants me on the next show in Dublin – and I’m injury free then I’ll be on it.”

Finally, when asked about potential future opponents, the charismatic fighter concluded that “I don’t care who I’m fighting, I’ll beat anyone put in front of me.”

“I never want to have that feeling of my hand not getting raised, so l train hard every session and make sure I’m in the best shape possible to help me pick up that win.”

Joe O'Neill

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