Ennis’ Paddy Donovan made light work of English opponent Des Newton to record his fourth professional boxing win.

It took ‘Real Deal’ Donovan just 91 seconds to see off Newtown with a powerful body shot seeing the Clare boxer make it four wins from four in his exciting start to the professional scene. He started off the Irish involvement in the Top Rank / Queensberry Promotions card in London on Saturday night that also saw Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan emerge victorious in their respective bouts.

Managed by former World Champion, Andy Lee, Paddy’s excellent display was too much for 32 year old Des Newton whose professional record stands at 8-16.

Donovan showed no rustiness in his first professional bout of 2020. The 21 year old welterweight had been training rigorously on Lahinch Beach during the recent lockdown.

Early in the first round, he dropped Newton with a left hook and finished off the bout with an excellent right uppercut that forced Howard Foster to end proceedings.

Speaking after the fight, Paddy outlined that he was “really happy” with both his performance and the preparation for the fight. The thirteen time Irish champion paid tribute to all his supporters in Co Clare and across the country and described the win as a “knockout in style”.

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