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‘It’s straightforward to surrender’ – Defeat doesn’t deter decided Dominic Donegan

If Katie Taylor and Jamie Conlan can take defeat of their stride so can also Dominic Donegan [7(1)-5(1)-1].

Donegan begins one other mini rebuild in Spain this Sunday after struggling a slender BBBofC Celtic title defeat in Scotland final outing.

That title reverse to Ben McGivern got here after the Cavan native efficiently put a run of dangerous kind behind him and at first look seemed a devastating blow.

Nonetheless, the two-time Celtic title challenger has taken it on the chin and stays extraordinarily optimistic going into his conflict with the doubtless difficult David Bency [14(4)-40(8)-2] on the Evolution Boxing Elche, Elche, Spain this Saturday.

‘The Bomb’ doesn’t assume he can complain when you think about two Irish greats suffered defeats just lately, factors out he’s been in two title fights of late and will safe one other one very quickly.

“I’m feeling good about my profession,” he tells

“I had two title fights and perhaps a 3rd one to return. Once you see the likes of Katie Taylor and Mick Conlon lose you see it’s okay to have a number of losses in your file. Loses don’t imply it’s a must to hand over. Struggling defeat simply means it’s a must to maintain working tougher and also you additionally want that wee little bit of luck in your facet and I believe that can come for me.”

The IGB boxer factors out setbacks are additionally simpler to navigate when you’ve a superb crew round you and fewer damaging emotionally if you perceive there may be extra to life than simply boxing.

“I imagine if in case you have the correct folks round you, you’ll overcome any setback. On the finish of the day it’s boxing, this isn’t my life, I’ve a lot extra occurring exterior of boxing, issues which are going very properly.

“You may have good days and dangerous days in all walks of life. Everybody’s day at work isn’t going to be 100% and it’s the identical in boxing. You’re going to have good days and dangerous days it doesn’t matter what you do. You’re additionally going to have folks let you know this and let you know that however if in case you have the correct folks in your small circle you’ll maintain shifting ahead. Not everybody needs to see you do properly. The straightforward possibility in life and the simple possibility in boxing could be to surrender however I take pleasure in it and I’ll let you understand once I don’t need to get again on the horse once more.”

Reflecting on the McGivern struggle he added: “It was a really laborious tablet to swallow. I’ve watched it time and time and I nonetheless solely see one winner however that may simply be my very own opinion. I did begin fairly sluggish and that didn’t assist, and it nonetheless doesn’t change the outcome. It was a superb laborious struggle all the identical and hats off to Ben for getting it his approach. I’d have cherished a rematch however Ben has different plans and I’ve revered his determination.”



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