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Donal O'Doherty

Donal O'Doherty
Donal O Doherty, is a boxing addict. Hailing from Midleton Co. Cork.he also has a strong interest in other sports such as hurling, rugby and Gaelic football.

Amir Khan Vs Saul Alvarez: Debunking The Myths

Donal O’Doherty discusses the alleged “speed vs power” match-up between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir Khan this weekend on HBO. It’s the Cinco De Mayo weekend again, and in accordance with boxing tradition a big fight is on the cards, as Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez does battle with Bolton’s ever vulnerable gladiator Amir Khan. This match-up brings with it …

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Who Will Triumph In The Latest Episode Of The Manny Pacquiao Vs Timothy Bradley Saga?

Donal O’Doherty explores who might emerge victorious in the third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. This weekend Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley meet in what is the third installment of their rivalry. The pair first met in June 2012 in a fight that ended in a controversial win for Timothy Bradley, even though most observers thought Pacquiao won …

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Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera: Breakdown And Prediction

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 20: Andre Ward (L) throws a jab against Paul Smith during their Cruiserweight fight at ORACLE Arena on June 20, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images)

This weekend one of the world’s most gifted fighters returns to the ring, as Andre Ward faces his first test as a light heavyweight in the form of Cuban fighter Sullivan Barrera. The fight is taking place in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. Barrera is a former Cuban amateur, and although he didn’t have the same success in the amateurs …

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Can Gennady Golovkin & Chocolatito Reign Supreme Tonight?

Golovkin vs. David Lemieux. This Saturday night boxing fans will be treated to an epic clash as middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin faces his biggest test yet in the big punching Canadian David Lemieux. Golovkin’s WBA middleweight title along with Lemieux’s IBF title will be for the taking. The fight which is taking place at Madison Square Garden will be live on …

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Mythical Match-Ups: Mike Tyson vs Wladimir Klitschko

In the latest of our mythical match-Ups Donal O’Doherty focuses on the heavyweights, pitting a prime Mike Tyson against King Wladimir Klitschko. Mike Tyson stormed onto the boxing scene in 1985, destroying 15 unfortunate opponents in his first year as a professional. He knocked out a remarkable 26 opponents in his first 28 fights, 16 of these coming in the first …

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Fighter Ratings: Good Weekend For George Groves, Luke Campbell

This weekend was a very busy one on the British scene, with all three of the networks who broadcast the sport airing fights. But how did the featuring fighters perform? Below Donal O’Doherty grades their performances. George Groves A spectacular entrance was expected to be followed by a one sided fight, with “St George” winning at his ease. However quite …

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Gloves Up: Mayweather vs Maidana Preview

In the latest edition of Gloves Up Donal O’ Doherty previews this weekend’s rematch between Floyd Mayweather Junior and Marcos Maidana. The lights of the MGM grand will illuminate the Las Vegas strip and the wider boxing world on Saturday night, as Floyd Mayweather Junior defends his welterweight titles in a rematch with Marcos Maidana. The fight, which will be …

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All Ireland Final – A Game For The Ages

Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland hurling final was an epic clash, perhaps even topping the exhilarating encounter that took place in 2009 between these two teams. Below Donal O’Doherty discusses. The general consensus prior to Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final was that it would be an excellent game, razor close and filled with excellent scores. What it wouldn’t be however was an …

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