Amateur | Issue | Premium | Aug 21 2019

Sammy Lee and Mickey McDonagh, Wales’ new hopes

Sammy Lee and Mickey McDonagh tell Matt Bevan how they're now pushing for recognition
Sammy Lee
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MICKEY McDONAGH believes that his recent return following a hand injury will see him peak at the right time, as he enters his first senior World championships in Russia next month. The 20-year-old Welshman will travel out to Ekaterinburg alongside his fellow countryman Sammy Lee, as both look to stake their claim for a spot at the Olympics in Tokyo next Summer.

“I’ve been out of the ring for a long time. I feel refreshed and have been back sparring for three weeks, where I’ve been doing well, so I do think that when I get out to Russia, I’ll be hitting top form at exactly the right time,” McDonagh said.

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