Mary Geraghty eyeing European return following Irish title win


Dubliner Mary Geraghty claimed Irish title number four on Friday night.

The Baldoyle bantamweight retained her Youth title with a comfortable win over Maynooth’s Mai Nguyen at the National Stadium in Dublin.

Geraghty gave an impressive display, however believes she has plenty left to give ahead of a big year on the international scene – starting with the European Youths in Italy this April.

“I thought I could have boxed much better, but a win is a win,” the Dubliner told Irish-Boxing.com following the unanimous decision victory.

Analysing her performance, Geraghty described how “the first round, I kind of just got into my pace and tried to control the centre of the ring and see what way she boxes, keeping my jab in her face.”

“The second round, I knew the way she boxes so I stretched it out, started using angles, keep feinting, and trying to do double attacks. Third round, I just went in and gave it my all.”

With another national title in the back and another year of development, Geraghty states that she be confident on her return to the European Youths in Roseto.

In her last appearance at the continental championships – in Sofia, Bulgaria, last July – Geraghty missed out on a medal on a split decision.

She outlined how “this will be my second time going to the Europeans, I was in the Juniors last year. I won my prelim then lost my quarter-final.”

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Joe O'Neill

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