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Donnie Penelton

Donnie Penelton

Fought Jean Pascal

Fought Jean Pascal

Donnie Penelton (July 4, 1964 Bell, Mississippi) is a former professional boxer that has worked as a boxing trainer.[6] He went the full distance 148 times as a professional boxer.


From Milwaukee

Boxing Trainer

Boxing Trainer

Donnie Penelton is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended Freeport High School in Freeport, Illinois. He began boxing in elementary school and won many amateur boxing titles in his youth, including the Chicago Golden Gloves and the Windy City Championships.

Nicknamed "The Black Battle Cat", Penelton boxed in the orthodox stance in the light heavyweight division.

According to BoxRec, he boxed professionally from 1990 to 2009, with his final professional boxing record listed as 13 wins, 167 losses, with 6 draws. He scored 5 knockouts.

Penelton competed against Jean Pasal at the Bell Centre on June 18, 2005 in Montreal, Canada and lost.[4] Penelton also lost to Damon Reed in 2002.

In 1998, Reed challenged for the WBO heavyweight title against Herbie Hide and lost.

Penelton holds pro wins over Vance Winn, Charles Boetcher, and Ruben Ruiz.

He went the distance with Anthony Bonsante on March 15, 2003. Bonsante tko'd Tony Ayala, Jr. later that year.

Assistant Trainer Of Gerald McClellan

Penelton was the assistant trainer of Gerald McClellan when McClellan defended his World Boxing Council middleweight world title in 1993 and 1994. [8] As of 2022, Penelton works as a boxing trainer out of St. Cloud, Minnesota. He trained Gerald McClellan Jr. during his amateur career. He was featured in the 2011 documentary, The Fight Of Their Lives. It is on the Internet Movie Database. Nigel Benn vs. Gerald McClellan occurred in 1995 and is one of the most controversial matches in boxing history.[9]


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