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Punching Pundit Eric Donovan is his own worst critic

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Eric Donovan [1(0)-0] has proved a master pundit, skilled at spotting flaws, breaking fights down, and analysing approaches.

However, the RTÉ Boxing expert doesn’t just critique other fights, and has admitted to watching his own fights over and over with a critical eye.

The five-time National Senior Champion doesn’t take in re-runs of his clashes to admire his work, rather claims he is his own worst critic and, upon reflection of his pro debut, the Kildare man feels he could have managed a stoppage victory.

‘Lilywhite Lightning’ outpointed tough Pole Damian Lawniczak – a fighter who has only been stopped three times in 18 defeats – in comfortable fashion as he debuted on June’s FS Promotions show.

It seemed the perfect start to pro life for the well-supported St Michael’s Athy BC fighter, but reflecting upon the fight at the press conference to officially announce his next clash, Donovan felt he could have pushed the knockout on June 25th.

“I really enjoyed my debut. As I was in the WSB I wasn’t really worried about the four rounds. I was a little cautious because it was my first pro fight and I didn’t want to look silly or do anything I might regret in front of the support,” Donovan told Irish-boxing.com.

“I stuck to my boxing and kept an educated head on and produced a clever performance. Retrospectively I probably could have hopped on him a bit quicker and maybe got him out of there. I can be my own worse critic at times and the counter argument is I got four good professional rounds under my belt.”

Donovan’s opponent for the November 5th Red Corner show is still to be confirmed, but the 31 year old stressed that he wants to be moved fast. He explained that “I wanted to go for a six rounder, but I am doing one more four rounder first. I was down to fight Tamas Laska, but he was stopped on Boxnation on Saturday night by Boy Jones Jr. I had a look at both fighters and to be honest I think I would stop both within three rounds.”

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