The Tallaght super bamtamweight made his bow against Poland’s Kamil Jaworek on the MHD Promotions ‘Another Level’ show in Belfast.
The Eastern European southpaw was quite a tricky opening opponent for the Dubliner but in the end he claimed a comprehensive win.
The 2015 Intermediate champion hurt his opponent in the opening stanza and, from that point on, Jaworek was in full-on Bear Grylls survival mode.
The Pole looked to spoil for the remainder of the contest, but the Dubliner still landed a few nice single shots throughout before a frantic finish that had Jaworek hanging on.
With the scorecards a mere formality, McDonald was confirmed a 40:36 winner
The victory sees McDonald brand new professional ledger now read 1(0)-0. The crafty Jaworek falls to 3(0)-3(1).