WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) – Pender county native Donnell Holmes will be stepping back into the boxing ring on Saturday to fight Bowie Topou on December 17th in Atlantic City, NJ.
Donnell Holmes sports a 31-1-2 record as a pro. Holmes currently lives in Raleigh, but the Pender High graduate does spend a fair amount of time in Wilmington.
Bowie Topou sports a 19-1 record. Prior to his heavyweight pro boxing career Topou played professional rugby league football in Australia.
Both fighters weighed in on Friday. Topou tipped the scales at 262 pounds. Donnell Holmes weighed in at 226 pounds.
Earlier this month we interviewed Holmes before he took off for Atlantic City. Here’s a link to the video of that story. http:www.wwaytv3.com/video/2011/12/donnell-holmes-about-to-step-back-into-ring
UPDATE: Click here for an update on how Donnell Holmes fared on Saturday night. http:www.wwaytv3.com/2011/12/17/saturday-night-sports-update-vcu-rolls-over-uncw-ashley-edges-south-view-donnell-holmes-s