Garone Inks “Donnie Boy” Orr
to a Promotional Agreement
Nick Garone and X-Cel Worldwide are proud to announce the signing of undefeated middleweight and former Canadian Olympian Donald “Donnie Boy” Orr (15-0, 6 KOs) to a promotional agreement.
“Donnie Orr is a future world champion and we’re delighted he has chosen to join our stable at X-Cel Worldwide,” said a happy Garone. “Niagara Falls (where Garone does many of his shows) is right on the border with his home country of Canada, so we’re sure we’ll see plenty of his countrymen out to support him. Donnie is the kind of tough kid that boxing fans all over the world fall in love with.”
Irish Canadian Donnie Orr had one of the most remarkable amateur careers of any fighter ever to come out of British Columbia, Canada, finishing with a record 137-11. He began training at age nine and went on to win the Emerald Gloves, the Silver Gloves, the Golden Gloves, the Diamond Belt, the BC Provincials, the Road To The Commonwealth Championships, the prestigious Blue and Gold Tournament (and was selected as the tournament’s Best Boxer out of 320 fighters), the Canadian Nationals, and placed fifth at the World Championships as Team Canada’s captain.
To qualify for the Olympics, he defeated Mariano Carrera of Argentina (who would go on to win the WBA World Title as a pro), and then slick Dominican Republic fighter Jerson Ravelo in a performance that the press called ‘one of the gutsiest in Canadian boxing history’.
Since turning pro, Orr headlined a show in Las Vegas at The Orleans Casino and followed that up with an entertaining Versus Network-televised win over Washington State Middleweight Champion Enrique Gallegos. The fight was named `Fight of the Night` by the commentators.
Orr is currently located in Phoenix, where he works and trains under Andy Soto at LA Boxing. His debut fighting under the X-Cel promotional banner will be announced soon.