‘I’d fight him in Spain if he wants’ – Dominic Donegan open to fighting Graham McCormack this month!

Dominic Donegan [5(1)-0] says he would happily settle his long running grudge with Graham McCormack [5(1)-0] in a matter of weeks – if his rival is willing.

The Cavan fighter kick starts what he hopes will be a year full of domestic bliss on Celtic Clash 11 in Spain later this month.

‘Da Bomb’ sees the Spanish excursion as a ring rust freeing exercise, but says if ‘G-Train’ is willing, he would fight him on January 23rd.

“No disrespect to Graham McCormack, I’d love to fight him. I would fight any of them around the weight, but because me and Graham have shared words I’d be open to fight him anytime,” he told Irish-boxing.com.

It’s a fight that many felt was a cert for 2020 and for the BUI Celtic light middleweight title. However, the soldier was mandated to fight Boxing Ireland stablemate Eddie Treacy for the strap, rather than his former stablemate.

The pair still shared words, making it a fight that holds interest and it’s one Donegan is willing to have. In fact, the Irish title hopeful says he would do it in three weeks time if it could be agreed.

“I’d even fight him in Spain if he wants to come over. He is training away the same as everyone so I am sure if he gets the call he’d be ready. With Graham I’d fight him anytime.”

McCormack hasn’t fought since the summer of 2019 and it’s believed he is targeting a warm up clash before any major fight return.

The undefeated Limerick fighter has also been linked to Craig McCarthy of late – and if there is substance behind those rumours, a move to middleweight might be on the cards for the Shaun Kelly-trained fighter.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com