DECLAN Geraghty is planning to bring back corporal punishment when makes his pro debut in Ice Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire this Friday night.
Just like the teachers of yester year the former Senior Champion plans to dish out lessons with the constant threat of pain.
Geraghty has always been confident in his boxing ability and has impressed with his skills as an Irish International, but he believes he is packing more of a punch of late and is confident he can hurt opponents.
The lightweight, who has signed with MGM and is being trained by Matthew Macklin’s younger brother Seamus, is in confident mood ahead of his clash with fight centurion Sid Razak and promised his fight fans a show in Leeds in Friday.
“I can’t wait. I’m really looking forward to putting on a show,” Geraghty told Irish-boxing.com.
“Fans can expect me to box and fight, but I’m hitting a lot harder now so if the KO comes I will take it. If not l will box and anyone who has seen me fight knows l can give nearly anyone a boxing lesson.”
‘Pretty Boy’ has been preparing for his first paid bout in the MGM in Spain and claims sparring the likes of Bradley Saunders, Tommy Coyle and Tom Stalker have helped him adapt to the pro side of the game. He has also revealed working with Seamus Macklin has also helped improve and adapt.
“Sparring has been great. I have been sparring Tom Stalker, Tommy Coyle, Kofi Yates and Bradley Saunders, they are all top lads and I have learnt off them. Seamus has being working a lot in the gym with me too, showing me lots of new things. I’m sure everyone will see how I’ve changed from a amateur to pro.
“I am not all the way there yet though, that transition takes time as well and we are taking it step by step.
“I’ve a great team and a great manger who want the best for me and hopefully I can get out next month once everything goes well this Friday.”