Limerick duo Reeves & Donovan cement US exposure
Friday 21st June 2019
Amateur stars Lee Reeves (4-0) and newly-signed to the Top Rank banner, Paddy Donovan are set to appear regularly stateside having made important promotional decisions, respectively.
Lee Baxter, Reeves' promoter, has managed to get his client on the June 29 show in Niagara Falls, with the opponent to be confirmed, having based the remainder of his camp in his native Shannon-side.
More importantly, Donovan has inked a multi-year deal with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and is set to make his long-awaited debut very soon.
Multiple national titles (x13), international tournaments such as the Haringey Box Cup & several domestic bouts later, Donovan turns his attention to the paid ranks, aiming to replicate similar accolades away from the amateur scene.
Reeves has looked impressive, showcasing his skills on terrestrial TV (ESPN) and has recorded three stoppages in four fights highlighting his showreel KO power to his Irish contingency in support.
The 24-year old southpaw took himself away from the luxuries of home, his girlfriend, family to focus on his career over in Ontario, Toronto, Canada and has been consistent with his performances in the gym translating onto Fight Night.
His last victory, an emphatic first round KO of experienced Argentinian, Guillermo Ariel Lettieri at the Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, put the welterweight division on notice as Reeves climbs the ladder steps by step.
Meanwhile, under the tutelage of formidable 'Body Puncher' in his years of activity and former WBO world middleweight champion, Andy Lee, Donovan will begin his reign in the pro-ranks at 147lbs having collected 161 wins from 167 fights in the amateur game.
Getting to grips with the pro-style should not phase Donovan as he has represented Ireland at national level and travelled the globe, getting all sorts of different styles presented to him and travelling to reputable gyms for sparring match-ups.