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Clare boxer Edward Donovan set for professional debut next month

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Clare boxer, Edward Donovan is on course to make his professional debut next month.

Donovan confirmed that he has been given the opportunity to fight on a Frank Warren Summer Series card, a platform typically kept for Olympic medallists and one that is almost certain to secure a prime television debut.

No date has been set as of yet for the European Junior gold medal winner’s first professional fight but he will form part of one of the BT Sports studio hosted cards. The eight time Irish champion joined Frank Warren’s ranks in March of this year.

“I will be fighting on Franks Bt Sport shows, we’ve already had discussed it and agreed,” the eighteen year old confirmed. “It’s always a dream to fight on live television and now that my opportunity is coming so soon I feel anxious to get started,” he said.

A younger brother of Paddy ‘Real Deal’ Donovan, Edward is set to appear on one BT Sports’ five fight cards which will commence on July 10th.

“I’m happy on my debut to fight any fighter that my manager wants me to get in the ring with. No matter who it is, on that day, after a six week training camp I will be in top shape and prepared for anyone,” he told

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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