The Limerick based boxer featured on the Michael Conlon undercard on Saturday evening.
Limerick sensation Paddy Donovan moved to 9-0 in the professional ranks with a unanimous victory over Tom Hill.
Fighting on the Michael Conlon undercard in Belfast, Donovan kicked off proceedings with a straight forward win over Britain’s Tom Hill.
Donovan dominated from start to finish, winning each of the rounds, but failing to put down a determined Hill, having to settle for a win on a unanimous scorecard of 80-72 in his favour after eight rounds.
After the fight, Donovan spoke to Boxing Tickets NI, reflecting on the win and his hopes for the future as he continues to grow his reputation.
“I’m delighted. I’d like to thank all the people for coming out and turning up. I hope we entertained you all.
“We’re intending to reach the top… We’ve bigger plans, fighting for Youth and World titles down the line.”
The Limerick boxer has his eyes firmly set on a world title bout and is taking little time off as he prepares for that fight which he hopes will be confirmed as “soon as possible.”
“Soon as possible, I’ve one week off and then I’m in Tyson Fury, and Joe Parker’s camp with Andy Lee. So we’ll be attending that camp. I’ve one week off and then I’m back in the training camp. This is professional boxing and you got to act like a professional and train like one if you want to reach the top.
There is no dossing in this sport, it is professional and you can get injured quite fast.
“That’s my next fight, the WBC Youth World Title. It’s coming soon.”
Elsewhere on the card, Michael Conlon was victorious over Miguel Marriaga in his comeback fight. The Belfast native defeated Marriaga by unanimous decision, avenging the knockout loss to Leigh Wood back in March.