Issue | Premium | Preview | Sep 17 2019

Ultimate Boxxer preview

Donnelly is something of an expert over three rounds and will take some stopping. Matt Bozeat previews Ultimate Boxxer
Ultimate Boxxer
MTK Global/Chris Scott

THE latest Ultimate Boxxer features a former Olympian looking to push his career along. Steven Donnelly is included in the line up for Friday’s (September 20) super-welterweight tournament at London’s O2 Indigo – after he pestered the promoters on social media.

The 31-year-old from Ballymena is 5-0 (1) and has a proven track record over three rounds. He had 110 amateur bouts after taking up boxing at 13, many in internationals. Donnelly won bronze at the Commonwealth Games in both 2014, at welterweight, and last year, at middleweight.

On his way to bronze in Glasgow, Donnelly was a unanimous points winner over Custio Clayton, a Canadian who’s ranked in the top 10 by both the IBF and WBO after winning all 17 fights.


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