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Eric Donovan

Irish Champion Boxer

Eric Donovan

Irish Boxing Champion & Wellness Speaker

Eric Donovan is an Irish Boxing Champion and Wellness Speaker. As an amateur, Eric won five Irish national championships as well as bronze medals at the 2009 European Union Championships the 2010 European Championships.

Born in Athy County Kildare, Ireland, Eric’s story is a testament to determination and unwavering commitment, from humble beginnings to global recognition. Enjoying a highly decorated amateur career and boasting an incredible 16-2 professional boxing career, Eric has cemented himself as one of Ireland’s most respected boxers. Eric has expertly translated the grit, determination, and resilience needed to be one of Ireland’s most successful boxers into public speaking

Eric has grown into a compelling public speaker with his ‘Redemption’ series of motivational talks. His inspiring life story has connected with audiences across the country: in clubs and communities, at schools and colleges, and among enterprises and businesses. By openly sharing his personal journey of redemption dealing with mental health and overcoming addiction, Eric has become one of Ireland’s most poignant advocates for mental health and wellbeing.

Eric has also worked with RTE & TG4 as a boxing pundit, analyst, and co-commentator since the London Olympics in 2012. Eric shares his vast knowledge of the sport with passion and gives incredible insight. His communication skills and ability to articulate allow him to analyse and break down highly technical fights while educating the audience.

Eric regularly travels across Ireland as a guest speaker delivering powerful talks regarding mental health and resilience and is currently in training as a therapist in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Eric’s story encapsulates his esteemed career in sport, representing Ireland and the Olympic Games, while also covering his own journey of self-discovery and re-education. Through this journey Eric examines reinvention and how he learned to take risks and develop resilience.


  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Developing Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Olympic Boxing Journey
  • Mental Health
  • MC & Presenting
  • Surviving Addiction
  • Reinventing Yourself
  • Self Discovery & Re-Education


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