ENNIS’ PADDY Donovan recorded his ninth knockout victory from twelve fights.

Paddy ‘Real Deal’ Donovan defeated England’s Danny Ball for the WBA Continental Welterweight belt at Dublin’s 3Arena on the undercard of the Chantelle Cameron-Katie Taylor showdown.

A superb body shot from Donovan caught Ball in the fourth round in what was a decisive moment in the fight. Paddy started brightly with his fast hands and clever work no match for Ball who had just one defeat in 14 fights prior to tonight.

Indeed it was a great performance from Donovan against his toughest opponent to date. It was the first 10-rounder of his career and arguably the most impressive finish so far.

Donovan now moves to 12-0-0 in four years as a professional. He is trained by former world champion, Andy Lee.

“Ireland has a new superstar in Paddy Donovan,” stated promoter Eddie Hearn following the bout.

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