‘One last blast’ – Free agent Steven Donnelly is on a mission

Steven Donnelly [9(4)-0] is considering one more crack at the pro boxing game.

The Rio Olympian hasn’t fought since March of last year and hasn’t been overly active since his debut year in 2018.

The Ultimate Boxxer winner saw a big fight with Frank Warren prospect Troy Williamson set for a BT Sports broadcast card fall through due to the pandemic – and seemed to step back away from the sport again as a result.

There was regular talk of retirement, but the fighter with somewhat of a love-hate relationship with the sweet science has again flirted with a comeback.

The popular character revealed he has parted company with MTK Global, who guided him to this stage of his career and Ultimate Boxxer success.

The 32-year-old has a managerial offer on the table from another party and is strongly considering a ring return, suggesting he owes his fans as much.

“After a long period, I’ve finally got a release from MTK. New management there also ready to sign but I honestly don’t know anymore. Maybe one last blast and that’s me. I owe it to a lot of people. It won’t be easy with full-time work but I think I can pull it off. It’s all I know to be fair so one last rap and that’s me.”

At 32 time isn’t necessarily on ‘The Donn’s’ side but with nine wins in the bank and taking into account his profile and talent he could be a good win away from some serious domestic action.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com

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