WATCH: Limerick boxer wins again and could feature on Fury and Wilder undercard

Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter


LIMERICK boxer Paddy Donovan could feature on the undercard of the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder heavyweight rematch on February 22.

The former Our Lady of Lourdes St Saviours star amateur remains unbeaten in the pro ranks after his third successive win over the weekend.

Paddy ‘The Real Deal’ Donovan won in the University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton in the UK on an MTK promotion with a third round KO win against Nicaraguan fighter, Oscar Amador in their welterweight encounter. 

St Patrick’s Day at Madison Square Garden’s Theater, New York on the undercard of Irish Featherweight kingpin Michael Conlan has already been pencilled in as a fight date for Paddy Donovan.

But, with Andy Lee part of the Tyson Fury training personnel, a spot on Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder heavyweight rematch undercard on February 22, 2020 may also be an option for Ireland’s rising boxing star. 

The Top Rank fighter now has 3 wins out of 3 outings with 2 KOs.

"It was a great fight, I had a job to do and it was good to get Oscar Amador out of there early. There was a good rhythm and flow to my punches tonight and my game plan paid off," said Donovan ringside in Bolton.

"I am delight to get three fights in the first three months of my pro career. A special thanks to MTK and my promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank for organising these fights," said Donovan.

Andy Lee former World WBO Middleweight Champion, Donovan’s manager and trainer also commented.

"Paddy boxed really well, he was in total control and his natural talent and ability shone through. He is young and we have plenty of time to further develop and hone his skills," said Lee.

"We will take time off for Christmas and like everyone else we will be back to work in the New Year and eager to get down to business. We are looking forward to 2020 and keeping Paddy active," said Lee.

20 year old Donovan opened round one with his rangy southpaw jab before offloading menacing body shots and stiff uppercuts forcing his opponent to cover up.

Amadar has a reputation of a fighter with an ability to absorb the best shots an opponent can offer. In round two Donovan went on the offensive like a builder demolishing a wall with a sledge hammer he attacked the Nicaraguan fighter with controlled shots to the body and head.

In the third round, Donovan continued his offensive and unleashed a powerful left hand sending Amador to the canvas and ending the contest.