TwitterFacebook

Declan Geraghty insists his luck will change next week when he faces Archie Sharp

Press Release

The article that you're about to read is an official announcement issued to Ring News 24 to publish as a press release.

KO Boxing Forum

DECLAN GERAGHTY insists his luck will change when he challenges WBO European super-featherweight champion Archie Sharp next week.

Sharp (16-0, 8KOs) makes the second defence of his title against the Dubliner at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday September 27, live on BT Sport.

Geraghty (19-4, 4KOs) has fallen short in championship fights against Marco McCullough and world title challengers Jono Carroll and James Tennyson.

See Also

He bounced back last month with a win following the McCullough defeat in May and says: “You can knock on the door so many times. Eventually it has to be answered and opened at some stage.

“It is not frustrating going so close in big fights because Tennyson and Carroll were two fellas who fought for world titles.

“The McCullough fight I was winning handily and he caught me with a shot from God. He didn’t even believe he could do that.

“Marco and Tennyson got lucky in my opinion. Jono did beat me in our second fight and the first one against him when I was disqualified I don’t count as a loss.

“I have had enough setbacks, but I keep knocking on the door believing I can do things.”

Geraghty, 29, was based in Spain, but has been preparing in his home city for the Sharp showdown and is trained by his dad, Declan Snr.

And a win against Sharp who is ranked at number nine in the WBO rankings for American Jamel Herring’s world title will get the likeable Irishman’s career firmly back on track.

“I have been knocking on the door for long enough and I believe the time is now,” he added.

“If I didn’t think I was good enough and just believed my own hype I would pack it in, but everyone who knows me can see how good I am.

“I haven’t done half of what I can do. I see what I can do in sparring. I believe I can achieve good things and much more.”

Daniel Dubois headlines the bill when he meets Ghana’s Ebenezer Tetteh for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight crown and WBO flyweight champion Nicola Adams defends her title for the first time against experienced Mexican Maria Salinas, live on BT Sport.

The card will also feature WBO European super-featherweight champion Archie Sharp who makes his second title defence against Dublin’s Declan Geraghty.

Middleweight banger Denzel Bentley, heavyweight Jonathan Palata, lightweight Mohammad Bilal Ali and precocious bantamweight talent Dennis McCann are also in action.

Exciting prospects Lewis Edmondson, Eithan James and Sam Noakes all make their professional debuts.

Tickets for the September 27 bill at the Royal Albert Hall are available to purchase from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.royalalberthall.com. Prices £40, £50, £75, £100, £150 Ringside.

Read more articles about: ,
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Carl Froch says Mike Tyson will be "blowing out his…

Carl Froch says Mike Tyson will be

Carl Froch has questioned whether the eight-round exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr will end prematurely in a no-contest. Former undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson, 53, and former undisputed light heavyweight champion Jones Jr…

Jamal James outpoints Thomas Dulorme in fast-paced 12 rounder

Jamal James outpoints Thomas Dulorme in fast-paced 12 rounder

Jamal ‘Shango’ James 27-1 (12) claimed the interim WBA welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Thomas Dulorme 25-4-1 (16) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Dulorme put the pressure on in the earl…

Jai Opetaia relocates to Queensland to kickstart career

Jai Opetaia relocates to Queensland to kickstart career

World-rated Australian cruiserweight Jai Opetaia 19-0 (15) has relocated from his home in Gosford to the Gold Coast in a cross-border move designed to reboot his career during the coronavirus pandemic. The undefeated 25-year-old southpaw, who hasn…

Tim Tszyu says “average” Jeff Horn is not a genuine…

Tim Tszyu says “average” Jeff Horn is not a genuine world-class contender

Undefeated junior middleweight contender Tim Tszyu 15-0 (11) has labelled Jeff Horn 20-2-1 (13) “average” ahead of their 10-round bout at the Queensland Bank Stadium in Townsville, Australia on August 26. The fight will have social distancing meas…

Chris Billam-Smith destroys Nathan Thorley in two, retains Commonwealth title

Chris Billam-Smith destroys Nathan Thorley in two, retains Commonwealth title

Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Chris ‘The Gentleman’ Billam-Smith 11-1 (10) made a successful first defence of his title with a second-round knockout of previously unbeaten Nathan ‘Thunder’ Thorley 14-1 (6) in the second edition of Matchroom Fig…

Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas battle to split draw at…

Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas battle to split draw at Matchroom Fight Camp

WBC female super featherweight champion Terri Harper 10-0-1 (5) held on to her title with a 10-round split draw against 2012 Olympian Natasha Jonas 9-1-1 (7) in the second edition of Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Friday night. The fi…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US