After an impressive nigh on punch perfect display in the National Stadium in November a lot of people called for the level of Declan Geraghty opponent to be increased.
It wasn’t that Reynaldo Cajina wasn’t a worthy foe for a fighter with just ten fights, indeed he came into the clash on the back of a draw with unbeaten Micheal Roberts, had 14 wins to his name and a reputation of testing some talented novice pros.
However, as soon as he realised he hadn’t the answers for Geraghty’s stylish skill set he flirted between surviving and looking to land a hail mary knock out punch.
It’s proved the approach a host of ‘Pretty Boy’s’ foes have adapted in his short reign as a pro and one that might not suit a fighter that isn’t of the seek and destroy mind set.
The suggestions are we will only see how good the boxer is when he is in 50/50 battles and punishing more adventurous opponents when they try to hit but miss.
The former Senior champ and Irish International somewhat concurs and claims when he returns to The Stadium this coming February 6 he will trade leather with a higher calibre of opposition.
“My last fight was a step up and the fight on February 6 will be higher step up. I know people will see the best of me when I’m in real 50/50 fights,” he told Irish-boxing.com before predicting a successful 2016.
“2016 will be a big year for my and my team I’m looking for titles from the start of this year”
Geraghty, who claimed prior to his last fight he was finding it hard to get more recognised fighters to agree to fight him, is enjoying the TV spot light afforded to him by Boxnation and is keen to keep impressing so he continues to get the chances to box on the box.
“I think once l keep performing all my fights will be on TV the way MGM has it set up now, so I just have to keep doing my stuff in the ring.”