Healy: Donnellan made a mistake agreeing to fight me
By Jonny Stapleton
CIARAN Healy understands why novice pro Alan Donnellan agreed to fight him this weekend, but the retiring veteran warned it will be a decision the Galway native will regret come Saturday night.
Solid pro Healy has been schizophrenic with his displays over the years. His performances have been hindered or enhanced depending on the time afforded him to prepare and the condition he enters the ring in.
However the two weight Irish champion is adamant he will be more Dr Jekyll than Mr Hyde on an action packed Emerald Roadhouse card.
Healy is aware Donnellan views him as a fast track up the boxing ladder, but is confident the young prospect will suffer a similar fate to Brendan Fitzpatrick and Harry Matthews, who had their unbeaten records blemished by the Belfast fighter.
The 37 year old puncher’s boxing career fittingly comes to an end in 2012 and he is planning to go out with a bang. The veteran is hoping an impressive win over ‘Donny’ this weekend could help secure another title tilt before the year is out.
“I am not surprised he took the fight because there is not much happening in Ireland regarding fights. Its an opportunity for him to move up the rankings, but there is only going to be one winner and that will be me,” Healy told Irish-boxing.com
“This is my last year as a pro fighter and want to go out in style. I want another crack at an Irish title. I don’t mind if its super middle or light heavy or even middleweight. Once I get plenty of notice. I think I deserve another shot seen as i didn’t lose the belt in the ring.”