Roscommon kickboxer to fight for world title

Roscommon kickboxer Gary McDonnell is set to fight for the Wako Pro Super Lightweight World Title in Dublin on the 11th of May.

The fighter, who hails from Ballyforan in Co Roscommon, aims to become the first Irish athlete to win a Wako Pro World Title in ring sport.

The fight will take place in the IWA Clontarf Dublin on Saturday, May 11th, with McDonnell, who is currently ranked world number one in his weight division, taking on Norwegian world number two, T. Henry MacPherson in a 12-round fight for the world title.

Another Irish kick-boxer, Damian Darker will defend his Wako Pro European title against Lazar Klikkvac of Montenegro on the same night.