Below is a quick Q & A with one of Minnesota’s most fan friendly fighters. Donny “Drama” Tierney (5,5) always comes to fight! Drama is always in the running for fight of the night. His go for it style and no quit attitude in the ring has given him and impressive following that just keeps getting bigger each time he goes out. Tierney is set to fight on the undercard of “Pound 4 Pound” promoted by SEG at Canterbury Downs in Shakopee MN.
Heard of several different opponents for your October 27 fight, do you know who will be standing opposite you?
I’m not sure who I’ll be fighting. I would love to fight Ronnie Peterson at 147, if he doesn’t want the fight, I hear we have others lined up. I’m in shape, workout twice a day, so it really doesn’t matter. If my team wants it I’ll fight whoever they want.
The League has always been a fan of your fights, what do you think you bring to the table that always makes for a great fan experience? And how did you create such a great fan base?
You know, I don’t know why fans like my fights? Maybe cause I have no amateur experience and just took a pro fight and went on from there. I had a rough road in life and I’m thankful boxing came into my life, I don’t know where I’d be. I’m good to my friends and they all support what I do. They love to see me doing something positive.
Who do you train with and what is your primary gym?
I’ve been at next level combat in Woodbury and I’ve been training with Lenny McQuin, and Jesse Garza is getting on board, its all up hill from now on.
Your “go get it” style reminds some of MMA fighters, have you ever fought in the cage? Is that something you would ever do?
I have thought about it. If I had any other wrestling, jits, extra skills I would, but I still have a lot to learn in boxing. I’m learning in the pro game not too many fighters start there. I have a new team I never really had a full time team with me in 10 pro fights. This is the best camp I have ever had, and it’s coming in my 11th fight. I can’t wait to see how much I’ve improved.
What advise would you give a boxer just getting in to the sport?
My advise would be, you’re either in it 100 percent or find a new sport! Boxing is a sport, but you play baseball, you play hockey, you don’t play boxing! For myself, the skills are still getting there, but you have to have heart to make it in boxing! That’s what’s carried me through to where I am now.
How excited are you to be a part of “Corey Rodriguez vs Jamal James” card? Do you have a prediction for the main?
I’m pretty excited to be apart of this show, its good to see two of best go at it and not worry bout building their record. Jermey Boranberg of SEG did a great job getting this fight signed! Its by far worth the money to come watch the whole card, a lot of great fighters. I think it will go the cards and I say James will come out on top.
Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
I would like to say to my fans, thank you very much for your support through the years, I would be nothing without all of you. I’ve been working my butt off and don’t plan on losing for a long time. New team and new Drama to come out, you are not gonna want to miss. And special thanks to my girlfriend Maria Kelly for the ups and downs and standing behind me through my career, much love.