Paddy Donovan [4(3)-0] is promising to show fans and Jumanne Camero [10(3)-6(0)] different levels of skill, knowledge and power tonight.
‘The Real Deal’ faces his first real pro test, as he takes on the former Southern Area champion in Wakefield.
Camero represents a significant test for your average pre fight five novice, but the 21-year-old Limerick is confident he is anything but average.
Indeed, he claims he will prove himself ‘levels’ above ‘The Predator’.
“I’m going to be on my game tonight. I will have to be as Camero is an experienced fighter, but I believe I will have way too much skill, boxing knowledge and power for him. I believe we are on different levels and the fans can expect to see that,” said Donovan, the older of two boxing brothers.
“It’s been so far so good for me as a professional fighter. I’m still learning, developing and becoming the best fighter I possibly can. It’s been a year already and I’ve progressed a lot.”
Defeating a seasoned competitor like Camero should prove enough for the Limerick native, but the Top Rank prospect wants more than just a W tonight.
Donovan hopes to put on a show and impress the watching audience.
“I have had four victories and I’ve won them all in great fashion, so I want to keep doing that and giving the boxing fans what they want to see, and hopefully that will be the case again this evening.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity and I would like to thank MTK Global, Top Rank and all of the guys that made this happen. I think this is a brilliant fight for me and one that I’m going to enjoy, so I just can’t wait to get in there and fight.”
Elsewhere on tonight’s card, Tursynbay Kulakhmet goes up against Macaulay McGowan for the vacant WBC International super-welterweight title, Jack Rafferty takes on Tom Hill, Jack Martin faces Inder Bassi, Lewie Edmondson returns, and Danny Murrell makes his professional debut.