By all accounts the women of Ireland have always been impressed with Alan Donnellan in the flesh, but the Galway puncher claims he hasn’t done enough to impress Irish fight fans that have seen him up close and personal.
‘Donny’ believes his best displays have been on the road, the not so fight renowned country of Belgium playing host to some of his best performances, that is something the 28 year old super middleweight plans to amend on June 25.
Donnellan is keen to impress Irish fight fans when he appears on ‘The Future’ show promoted by Ricky Hatton and FS Promotions in the National Stadium.
Indeed, one of Irish boxing’s ‘Mr Nice Guys’ wants to make a statement, not just because he feels he wants to show fight fans what he can do, but because he wants to ensure he becomes a FS Promotion show regular.
“I do feel like I want to impress so I can keep getting on these cards. I want this to be a true statement of what I can really do. Irish fans haven’t seen the best of me, I seem to have saved that for abroad. So I am looking to out here and put on a show and show my best. I am really looking forward to it for that reason,” Donnellan told Irish-boxing.com.
“This feels like the re-invigoration of Irish boxing to me and It’s exciting to be a part of that.”
Donnellan also has Dublin demons to exorcise come June 25, the last time he appeared in the capital he lost to then Crumlin based Vitalie Mirza over four rounds.
The super middleweight, who is on a three fight winning streak but hasn’t fought in a year, was dropped the Romanian en route to defeat and wants to put that wrong right.
“It’s my first fight in a year and my first fight in Dublin since 2013, that was the first guy that dropped me! I am trying to exorcise that. I did take it at short notice and the lad was in fairly good shape, but I regretted in the end. It will be a new picture this time,” he added before stressing his sole focus is on The Stadium bout.
“There are things that float in your head career wise, but you have to just focus on the win. I really want to just get in the Stadium and put in a performance, enjoy it and get the win. was a year waiting and in good shape, but nothing came so you have to perform when you get the chance. You would imagine I am very much in Irish title contention, but I would have said that two years ago.”