He didn’t quite break out ‘Nothing Compares To You’ Sinead O’Connor style, but the sentiment was there from Des Newton.
The English fighter was elected to man the away corner against bright prospect Paddy Donovan in York Hall on Saturday night.
Newtown couldn’t provide that much opposition and was taken out within 91 seconds.
Considering the 32-year-old pro had only been stopped once previous and went the distance with the likes of two time world title challenger Stephen Smith as well as some solid domestic prospects, prompted public praise for ‘The Real Deal’.
However, the strongest praise came from Newton himself.
The experienced operator was keen to let the 21-year-old know he was the best of the now 16 men to have defeated him and coach Andy Lee managed to film the encouther.
Lovely post-fight moment between Paddy Donovan and Des Newton from trainer @AndyLeeBoxing’s Insta story. Newton tells Donovan that none of his 15 previous conquerors — not even 2x world-title challenger Stephen Smith who he boxed last year — compare to the Limerick youngster. pic.twitter.com/OFFw3ysFjy— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) August 15, 2020