BBC Sport - Rio 2016 Olympics: Stephen Donnelly proud despite defeat and may consider pro move

'Proud' Donnelly may consider pro switch

Ballymena boxer Steven Donnelly says he remains proud of his Olympic efforts after he exited at the quarter-final stage in the welterweight division on Saturday.

Donnelly went down to a split decision as he fought to secure a guaranteed medal against Morocco's current world champion Mohammed Rabii.

"Overall, I think I've performed brilliantly at these Olympics. Today, I was up against a guy who hits very hard and I felt comfortable through the fight," said the 27-year-old.

Donnelly added that he may now consider turning professional.