HE won’t quite go as far as sporting a ‘King Kong’ t-shirt on Saturday night, but Declan Geraghty will be cheering for Jono Carroll when he takes in Prizefighter: The Lightweights III.
The talented technician lost his 0 when he was disqualified after three and half all action rounds with his fellow Dub early last month. The former two-weight Senior Champion also missed out on a slot on Prizefighter due to the reverse, but holds no grudges and will be supporting the Celtic Warrior Gym fighter this coming weekend.
Geraghty, however also has selfish reasons to want a Carroll Prizefighter win. Not only can he claim he was on course to beat a Prizefighter winner before an uncharacteristic moment of madness cost him the fight, he believes the win will make a rematch between the pair a bigger fight.
Geraghty is confident the pair will meet again in 2015 and if Carroll wins the career changing contest this coming weekend it will provide the MGM fighter with a chance to get revenge and make a statement all in one.
“I hope Jono wins the whole tournament,” Geraghty told Irish-boxing.com
“He is a nice lad and I wish him all the best. Plus Jono and I will fight for sure next year and if he wins the rematch will be that more interesting and high profile.”
“l don’t know anyone in the tournament apart from Jono so l can’t honestly say how he will fare,” the Seamus Macklin0trained lightweight said before stating he felt he could have won if he was competing.
“If l was in it, I’m confident I would have won it. I have that confidence in my abilty l would never enter a fight I didn’t think I could win.”