Donovan is Ready for Lewis Ritson On May 25th!

Paddy “The Real Deal” Donovan, the undefeated Irishman and reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental Welterweight Champion, is directing his complete attention to his upcoming opponent, former British lightweight champion Lewis “Sandman” Ritson. Rumors of a potential showdown with Northern Ireland’s Lewis “The Croc” Crocker later this year are not distracting him.

Set as the 10-round co-featured event on May 25th's Matchroom Boxing card, Donovan vs. Ritson will be part of an electrifying lineup headlined by a domestic clash between UK super lightweights Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall. The event will be streamed live on DAZN from the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom.

At 25 years old, Donovan, currently ranked No. 11 in the world by the WBA, is poised for his second title defense following a TKO victory over William Andres Herrera in his last bout on January 27th.

While speculation surrounding a potential Donovan vs. Crocker showdown continues to grow, Donovan remains steadfast in his focus on Ritson. Both fighters need to maintain their winning streaks to ensure the highly anticipated matchup materializes. Donovan recognizes the importance of avoiding distractions as he prepares to face Ritson, especially considering the potential for a future clash with Crocker, which has been building into an epic super-fight.

Ritson, a former WBA Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Champion, suffered a setback in his last fight on March 4th, being stopped by a body shot from Ohara Davies in the ninth round. Donovan, known for his devastating liver punches, aims to capitalize on this vulnerability. His goal is clear: to put “Sandman” Ritson to sleep before turning his attention to Crocker or any other obstacle in his path to a world title.

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