'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.

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