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TG4 TV Debut for Paddy Donovan

Paddy Donovan will make a TV debut on TG4 next Saturday.

The fighter, who has fought in front of the cameras before, won’t appear in the ring during the Irish language station’s latest boxing broadcast, rather he will provide punditry for an eagerly anticipated card.

The undefeated Andy Lee trained prospect is currently training in Morcombe, England, and is part of Joseph Parker’s camp ahead of the heavyweight’s showdown with Joe Joyce.

That Parker-Joyce clash is scheduled for September 24, but ‘The Real Deal’ will won’t be in attendance as he will be ringside at the Europa Hotel as part of the TG4 team.

The Limerick southpaw will share his fight knowledge throughout a card topped by Eric Donovan‘s [15(8)-2(2)] EBU EU super featherweight title fight with Khalil El Hadri [13(7)-1(0)] on September 24.

Former European Champion Tommy McCarthy [18(9)-3(1)] also appears while Conor Quinn makes his Irish debut, Owen Duffy and Dominic Donegan face off in the clash of Cavan, while Owen O’Neill and Martin Quinn fight in an eagerly anticipated Belfast vs Dublin bout.

Jason Quigley, Kenneth Egan, Spike O’Sullivan and Ryan Burnett have all provided punditry for TG4 previously but no one bar the Limerick man has been confirmed as of yet ahead of this show.

Dublin heavyweight Thomas Carty, a TG4 favourite, has thrown his hat in the ring and seems an ideal candidate.

He speaks Irish and is a Celtic Warrior teammate of bill topper Eric Donovan.

Donovan was last seen in the ring defeating English fighter Tom Hill in Belfast on August 6. He has set his sights on a World Youth title win next and the Top Rank starlet’s appearance on TG4 will prompt people to ask if the boxing-friendly network are interested in airing a Paddy Donovan fight in the future.


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