John O’Donnell

'I’d beat any of the British welterweights out there' - John O’Donnell targets British title

Published On Friday, February 1, 2019By British Boxing News

John O’Donnell targets British welterweight title

John O’Donnell plans on becoming British welterweight champion this year as he looks to put a frustrating period behind them.

Former English champion O’Donnell (32-2) is set to make his return in 2019 after nearly two years out, and he’s made it clear just what is on his radar over the next few months.

O’Donnell said: “I want some titles and some big fights. I’d love to fight for the British title in my next few fights so fingers crossed I can get it.

“I want to make a statement. I feel like I’ve underachieved so far in my career so I need to right those wrongs. I’ve got the bit between my teeth again and I’m like a kid turning over.

“Once I’m back up and running, I’ve no doubt that I’d beat any of the British welterweights out there. None of them would lay a glove on me.

“In the last couple of years, I’ve been plagued with injury after injury, so I can’t wait to get as active as I can again. I’ll fight anybody, I don’t care who they are.”

Former English and Commonwealth champ signed with MTK in January 2019 and now plans an assault on the British welterweight scene.

“After signing for a big company like MTK I’ve got the buzz back and the fire in my belly. I’ve been training hard over Christmas and New Year. Welterweights watch out, I’m coming.” 

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