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Donnelly hoping to catch promoters eyes with strong WSB displays

STEVEN Donnelly thinks the WSB is the perfect shop window and he hopes to catch the eye of promoters from around the World when he competes in the amateur competition this year.

The Irish welterweight amateur champion and Commonwealth Games medal winner, competes in the contest for the first time this year having signed for the Poland Hussars.

The World Series of Boxing format see’s fighters fight five rounds against elite opposition without vests or head gears and is viewed by some as a perfect transition to the pro game.

Donnelly certainly see’s it as an opportunity to prove he is pro capable and the Ballymena man, who was forced to withdraw from the upcoming National Elite Championships due to a hand injury, is keen to make an impression.

“The for 2015 is to continue my hard training and excel in the WSB. I have fights every month until April or May. It would be great to get noticed in the likes of USA where I will compete in the WSB at least once,” Donnelly told

“I know I would make a great pro, but I just haven’t got that break I need as of yet. Plus I don’t want to turn pro for the sake of it. You get loads of guys doing that these days and some haven’t even won Senior amateur titles. So I will compete in the WSB this season and see what is ahead of me.”


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