Eric Donovan returns to The Stadium for second professional fight

Athy boxer looking forward to second professional fight

Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

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Eric Donovan returns to The Stadium for second professional fight

Eric 'Lilywhite Lightening' Donovan

Kildare’s former Ireland international amateur boxing star Eric ‘Lilywhite Lightning’ Donovan follows up his successful pro debut victory in June at the National Stadium, Dublin, with a return to the south Dublin venue after securing a slot on Red Corner promotions bumper 'Inception' bill on Saturday, November 5.

The five-time Elite Irish champion, who won national titles from Bantamweight through to Lightweight, got his career in the professional ranks off to a flying start with a hard fought points victory over experienced slugger Damian Lawniczak.

"I've been in training for weeks already and I will be pushing hard for a knockout win this time. I am on track to achieve my goal and the work I've been putting in at the gym with my coach, Dominic O'Rourke is paying off. I can’t wait to just get back in there again. It was such a buzz after the first fight and I want to make sure that that isn’t the last time I get that feeling," added the St. Michael’s clubman.

The 'Inception' bill brings together much of Ireland’s rising talent under one roof including Dublin's unbeaten Steve Collins Jnr, former Prizefighter contestant Luke Keeler, Wexford’s unbeaten heavyweight Niall Kennedy, Feargal McCrory, Gerard ‘Crank’ Whitehouse, Ireland’s newest female pro boxer Lynn Harvey and the debut of high rated Ruari Dalton from Belfast.

Tickets available in Athy from The Healthy Living Centre, 2 Duke Street, Athy, Co. Kildare. Alternatively, call Laura on 0867949406.