Welshpool boxer Lennox McDonald hopes to bring sporting success to the town as he joins the professional ranks.

McDonald has has signed a contract with Scott Lawton of Stoke’s Impact Boxing Academy who is now planning the teenager’s first paid bout. 

“I’m going to make a success of this," said McDonald. “I’m already training hard for my professional debut. You’ll find me doing long runs daily runs to build endurance whatever the weather in addition to gym training three times a day with only one day off each week.

“Some people might find this lifestyle boring but it’s what I’ve always wanted since starting boxing at nine. I now aim to be a British champion.”


County Times: Lennox McDonald has signed a professional boxing contract.Lennox McDonald has signed a professional boxing contract.

The former Welshpool High student turned 19 in July and works as a labourer in construction. 

He admits struggling with school but found comfort in the disciplined structure of the amateur sport. 

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“I won a Midlands title twice and beat a four-time English national champion when no one thought I’d a chance. Sometimes though I’d look for fights outside the ring but I’m glad that’s now behind me,” said McDonald who now trains at Church Stretton Boxing Club.

“Lennox is a highly skilled and motivated boxer so rewarding to coach,’ said coach Steve Rickets. “He’s a bit of a maverick and very tough so he’ll be exciting to watch. 

“When he joined us at Strettonia Boxing Club I saw his determination and commitment to the transition from amateur to professional. We’ll help him as much as we can. Lennox had also been schooled very well at his previous clubs, Shrewsbury School of Boxing and Welshpool ABC."

McDonald is grateful to SR Security & K9 Services for their sponsorship and is on the look out for more backers.