Irish Olympic boxing silver medal winner Kenny Egan has expressed his amazement at the achievement of Donegal man Eunan Devenney who spent a record-breaking 45 hours pounding a punch bag.
The Stranorlar man received a presentation from the Twin Towns Boxing Club for the feat at the weekend.
He said Egan, a friend of his, “could not get his head around” the world record. “He thought it was outstanding, he thought it was absolutely unreal,” he said. “I showed him the DVD up in the house. He just couldn’t believe that someone could punch a bag for 45 hours and four minutes and go close on 60 hours with no sleep. He could not get his head around it, he could not comprehend it at all. He was very complimentary and he was also very impressed with the team around me and howthey tended to my bandages, which was critical, and kept me going and motivated.
“He knows we have a good club here and that we work well. He is a personal friend of mine and he comes up here often and loves Donegal and the Twin Towns.”
The event at the weekend also saw an auction of boxing memorabilia which including a pair of Kenny Egan’s gloves. Money raised at the event is being divided between
Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children and the Twin Towns Boxing club. So far the world record breaking event has raised over €5,000 for the two causes. “It went very well and I appreciate the people who turned out. I really appreciate the presentation and I accepted it with both hands. I was very glad to get it and it was great to have Brian Anderson and all the team there.”
Mr. Devenney called on sponsor card holders from the world record event to return cards as soon as possible.