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Edward Donovan puts Irish fighters on notice

Edward Donovan [4(1)-0] plans to steal the show if he gets the nod to fight in Belfast on Saturday night.

‘The Dominator’ will appear on this weekend’s eagerly anticipated bill if he can find an opponent – and is hoping to put on a performance for the TG4 cameras at the Europa Hotel.

The younger brother of Top Rank starlet Paddy Donovan has been building away the spotlight since turning over in March of last year. Despite being a European underage medal winner and an extremely respected prospect within Irish fight circles, he hasn’t quite got the fanfare some argue he deserves.

The 22-year-old is ready to change that tomorrow when if he appears on the undercard of Eric Donovan [no relation] and Khalil El Hadri’s EBU EU super featherweight title fight live on terrestrial tv.

The Limerick welter predicts the kind of TV showing that will put his name on fight fans lips.

“It’s a great platform to fight on and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. Come Saturday night I’m going to put in a world-class performance. I am going there to steal the show,” Donovan told Irish-boxing.com in the belief he would have his fight confirmed.

Once in the limelight, the OLOL graduate and former underage standout wants to remain there – and he believes the best way to do that is by having big fights.

The Munster man, who says he finds it hard to find willing opponents, is willing to fight any in the welter or light middleweight divisions.

“I want to be a household name. I’m willing to fight anybody,” he adds before making any anyone, anywhere, anytime and even any title declaration.

“I’ve been sparring the best, I’ve been beating the best since I’m 16 years old. I’ve sparred with Irish elite fighters, and English and UK elite fighters. I am willing to fight anyone at welter or super welter. I want to fight for titles, any titles I can step in and fight for. I’ll fight any date, I’m always ready.”

Saturday’s opportunity came around at late notice after a number of fights fell through on the terrestrial tv card. Dovanan points out the fact he lives the life that allowed him to step in.

“I’m a full-time athlete, I’m always training hard and I’m always there or there about with my weight.In this fight if the opponent was welter or super welter it didn’t matter. I’m making 147lb easy.”


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