Paddy Donovan looked very impressive stopping BCB’s Danny Ball in four rounds at the 3 Arena in Dublin Saturday night.
The Irishman is now unbeaten in twelve fights since turning over back in 2019 and picked up the WBA continental welterweight title.
It looked a dificult fight on paper but Ball loves a challenge and came in to the fight full of confidence following his win over Jamie Robinson in May.
Donovan who is trained by Andy Lee made a solid start to the bout, controlling the tempo in the early rounds.
Ball regained some momentum in the third and landed a solid shot which pushed the southpaw back on his heels.
The fight came to life in the 4th when Ball was dropped with a left hand following an exchange of punches. The Dudley man bravely got to his feet but after a flurry of shots he took one to the body which saw him hit the canvas for a second time.
His corner decide to step in and call an end to the fight before the referee could complete his count.
“It was a 50/50 fight said Donovan.” That’s what I trained for and this is just the start.
“I’m just here to do a good job and hopefully we can keep bringing big fights back to Dublin”
It was disappointment for Ball but he was in with a special talent and there will still be plenty of good opportunities in the Dudley man’s future.