‘Big Nasty’ came to the UK with an impressive professional record boasting seven KOs from just eight outings.

A former US Olympic and US army boxer who beat the likes of current household name heavyweights Charles Martin and Dominic Breazeale during a successful amateur career.

His reputation as a tough fighter opened up an opportunity to be Wladimir Klitschko sparring partner at his Austria training camp on build up to his title defence against Tyson Fury in November 2015.

Brought up on the mean streets of Boston, Palmer is looking to take the UK by storm and challenge for major titles in the exciting heavyweight division.

Donnie Palmer hit the headlines when he took on Olympic Silver medallist, Joe Joyce, live on Channel 5 on a show promoted by David Haye.