Highly-rated Irish sensation Paddy Donovan will return to the ring when he competes on the upcoming #MTK Fight Night event next month.
The card takes place at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on Friday 22 January, and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
Donovan (5-0, 3 KOs) was last in action in November when he stepped up in competition to earn a superb win over Jumanne Camero, and the Limerick star is excited to be back.
He said: “This is a great way for me to start 2021. I want to thank my team for giving me this new opportunity to continue my journey to the top of the boxing game. It’s my time to put on a show and I just can’t wait.”
MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “It’s great to be working with Top Rank to have Paddy Donovan back next month. He had a fantastic performance during our #MTKFightNight event in November, and it’s guaranteed that he’ll bring must-see action again in January.”
Donovan joins a growing line-up on January 22, which includes Lee McGregor challenging Karim Guerfi for his EBU bantamweight title, and Sean McComb and Gavin Gwynne meeting for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.
Elsewhere, undefeated duo Pierce O’Leary and Mark McKeown both return, while Hassan Azim is set for his long-awaited professional debut. The planned fight between Craig MacIntyre and Mikey Sakyi is off after Sakyi unfortunately had to withdraw.