Dominic Donegan [2(1)-0} is planning a controlled and dominant performance this weekend as he claims he is ready for domestic clashes in an exciting light middleweight division.
The spot light has been thrown on the 154lbs scene this year with the likes of Graham McCormack, Cillian Reardon, Eddie Treacy and Owen Duffy making noise. ‘Dom the Bomb’ is the least experience of the operators at the weight with just two fights under his belt, but he wants in.
The Cavan native claims he is open to fighting anyone at the weight in Ireland and believes there is enough talent to run a Last Man Standing style contest- although some have suggested Boxing Ireland should try a green tinted World Boxing Super Series or Golden Contract styled tournament using the domestic talent.
“There has been plenty of talk about and in the light middle division. You’d nearly be fit to run another Last Man Standing. It’s great to see it , as I said am open to fighting any of them. I said that from day one and nothing has changed.”
The former Irish champion and Ulster Intermediate title winner’s power has caught the eye since he has ditched the vest. However, he has been keen to prove there is a lot more to his game.
In recent interviews he has discussed technique and pointed out he is more subtle than he is given credit for. He is determined to show more of that ring maturity as he fights on Celtic Clash 9 this weekend.
“People will really see how I can control a fight [on Saturday] and that I don’t just trow for the sake of it. Timing is key and it will be a entertaining fight of course.”
“Camp this time around went very good. I’m getting more used to it now and I love training so it makes it that much easier. Jonathan [Lewins] and his team had been putting in serious work with me the last few weeks. We have been working on different things and getting the fitness levels up.”
Geiboord Omier [4(3)-44(7)-1] provides the opposition for Donegan in his third pro fight. One of many Spanish based Nicaraguans visiting Belfast this weekend has only won four of nearly 50 fights, but the Jonathan Lewins trained fighter isn’t reading too much into his record.
The Boxing Ireland prospect has seen the 30-year-old journey man in the flesh and knows he is in for a tougher test than most would expect.
“This opponent is no push over. I seen him fight against Owen O’Neill on Celtic clash 8 and he came to fight, so I don’t rate this lad as a journey man. He is very strong and has good speed , but I want these kind of fights don’t want anything easy I put in a hard camp to test myself.”
Another noticeable thing about the Cavan fighter since he joined the scene has been in support and he predicts they will be out in force at the Devenish this coming Saturday night.
“If I fight anywhere in Ireland your going to get a good crowd with me. My fans are unreal and have shown a lot of interest from day one. There will be a bigger crew this time around than my debut and that’s nice to see it gives me the extra drive,” he adds before wisely showing his sponsor gratitude.
“I just want to thank all my sponsors for getting behind me. Only for the sponsorship I would not be fit to make this journey possible.”