Donovan handed Ozgul test

Highly-touted Irish welterweight Paddy Donovan will face his toughest pro assignment so far when he meets former Southern Area champion Siar Ozgul on the MTK Fight Night at the University of Bolton Stadium on February 19.

Ozgul (15-5, 3 KOs) has previously gone the distance with the likes of Viktor Postol, Anthony Yigit and Sean McComb and should ask a few questions of rising Limerick southpaw Donovan (5-0, 3 KOs).

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re less than a week away from our fantastic MTK Fight Night event but that hasn’t stopped us strengthening the show even more with this superb battle between Paddy Donovan and Siar Ozgul.

“We’ve been looking for an opponent for Donovan for a while, so huge credit must go to Ozgul for jumping at the chance, in what will be the toughest fight of Paddy’s career to date.

“Donovan looks destined for big things in boxing, but Ozgul is desperate to throw a spanner in the works, so it’s certain to be a very interesting battle.”

Belfast southpaw McComb and Welshman Gavin Gwynne will meet for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title in the main event.