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TV Boxing Analyst
Eric has worked for RTE as a boxing pundit, analyst, and co-commentator since the London Olympics in 2012, which was a hugely successful Olympics for Irish boxing team with Katie Taylor winning Gold, JJ Nevin Silver and, Paddy Barnes & Michael Conlan taking home Bronze medals.
Since then, Eric has worked on 2 further Olympic Games 2016 Rio and the 2020 Olympics from Tokyo in which Ireland secured another two medals, Gold from Kelly Harrington and Bronze from Aidan Walsh.
In addition to the Olympic Games he has covered, Eric has worked many European & World Boxing Championships. He shares his vast knowledge of the sport with passion and gives incredible insight. His communication skills and articulate ability allow him to analyse and break down highly technical fights and informing and educating the audience while doing so.
Over recent times, Eric has also worked as a pundit/analyst for TG4 for their broadcasting of Irish professional boxing.
Eric has been on the speaking circuit sharing his life experiences with schools, athletes, clubs, organisations, and corporate teams over the last number of years.
Eric is one of the most in demand guest speakers in the country, particularly around the areas of mental health and resilience. This is due to Eric's down to earth attitude and authentic story. His open & honest account of his Redemption Story has been met with rave reviews from all industries.
Redemption Story is a hard-hitting life story talk from European Boxing Champion, Eric Donovan. His struggles and inner demons that became a burden in his life would have been enough to discourage even the most resilient of people. However, through sheer persistence and determination, Eric has managed to overcome his adversity and follow his path to a brighter future. When life hits you hard, you truly discover your strength of character. This authentic story of triumph over adversity is inspiring. That reluctance to give up, a refusal to quit, and a burning desire to succeed. In a time when we are all faced with many challenges, this powerful/motivating story gives the audience a rare insight into the human spirit and its ability to overcome.
Topics Include -
Overcoming adversity, education, peer pressure, mental health, addiction, failure, setbacks, suicide, boxing, representing Ireland, Olympics, reaching out, therapy, resilience, self-discovery, leadership and more.