Away Date – Eric Donovan must survive the Lions Den if he’s to grow to be EU Champion – Irish Boxing


If Eric Donovan [13(7)-1(1)] is to win the EBU-EU tremendous featherweight title he may have to take action from the away nook.

The Kildare southpaw seems to be set to problem for the title in Brescia on Friday Could 14.

The Irish featherweight champion has been mandated to struggle Mario Alfano [15(4)-2(0)-1] for the strap, which is commonly used as a stepping stone to the EBU-European title his MHD stablemate, Tommy McCarthy, holds up at cruiserweight.

The fighters’ groups couldn’t come to an settlement throughout a interval of negotiation, so the struggle went to purse bids , which have been received by Promo Boxe Italia SRL.

Because of this ‘Lilywhite Lightning’ must strike away from residence if he’s to take pleasure in continental success.

Supervisor Mark Dunlop confirmed as a lot on social media:

“Sadly MHD Promotions misplaced a detailed purse bid immediately to stage the Vacant European Union Tremendous Featherweight Title to Promo boxe Italia SRL. We want to congratulate Mr. Loreni and look ahead to the competition this summer season in Rome between Eric Donovan & Mario Alfano.”

Donovan would then unveil the main points on Newstalk 106FM’s Off The Ball final evening:

Touring to Italy particularly in European competitors has proved daunting up to now however ‘Tremendous Mario’ misplaced preventing for a similar title on his personal promotion final outing.

The 30-year-old was outpointed by Malta’s Haithem Laamouz in December. The truth is, the Paschal Collins-trained Donovan was initially meant to commerce leather-based with Laamouz for the strap however the former champion failed a drug take a look at and was subsequently stripped.


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