Donnelly blasts his way into Commonwealth final 16

STEVEN Donnelly blasted his way in the Commonwealth Games final 16 on Friday night.

It was Friday night lights out for Pakistan’s Hasan Asif as the Irish national welterweight champ stopped him in the first round.

Indeed the 25 year, who exited the Delhi Commonwealth’s in the first round made it to round two after just 37 seconds this time round.

The 25-year-old All Saints fighter dumped Asif to the canvas within 15 seconds of the first bell with a massive right hand. Another right second later had Asif in more trouble and the referee called a halt to proceedings.

And after wobbling his opponent with another big right, the Colombian referee stepped in to end the contest with just half a minute gone.

Donnelly, who impressed in this years Senior Championships, is back in action on Monday night.


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