Hennessy Sports Press Release
After a year away from the sport, Irishman John O’Donnell will be making his comeback on the undercard of the Hennessy Sports promoted event at the Odyssey Arena onSaturday 14th April.
Headlining the event titled “Unfinished Business” will be Tyson Fury vs. Martin Rogan, the Titanic Heavyweight battle will be broadcast live on Channel 5.
The 26 year old who resides in Shepherd’s Bush London, has not boxed since his British title challenge in February 2011, but he has now teamed up with trainers Jimmy and Mark Tibbs at the TKO gym in Canning Town.
Former Commonwealth champion said “It’s been a long frustrating year out of the sport but working with Jimmy and Mark Tibbs has given me my appetite back. From the first day I walked in to the gym I knew that it was right for me and I was going to start enjoying training again.
“I’ve also been working with a strength and conditioning coach for the last few months to help build up my fitness and manage my weight. Barry O’Connell from State of Mind Fitness has been putting me through my paces and is now an integral part of the team, it seems to all be coming together at long last.
“I’m just really looking forward to the 14th April, I believe with the team of people around me I can now start to show my potential and look to the future and start challenging for titles again, but this time at my correct weight, light middleweight.” Added John.
Joining Tyson Fury, Martin Rogan and John O’Donnell will be middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jr from Brighton, Belfast fighters Jamie Conlan, Darren Corbett, Dee Walsh, Tommy Tolan,Ciaran Healy, Marc Mccullough, Conall Carmichael, Moses Matovu, County Mayo’s Michael Sweeney and Matthew Barneyfrom Southampton.