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Jamie McDonnell

Jamie McDonnell: A Hero Lacking in Appreciation

When Carl Froch travelled to Mashantucket, Connecticut to defend his WBC super-middleweight crown against Jermain Taylor in 2009, he exposed an embarrassing blind spot within British boxing that was in need of rectification.

Britain’s only active World champion – at the time – travelled across the Atlantic Ocean to defend the title he won on terrestrial television – when defeating Jean Pascal unanimously over 12 rounds in one of the finest super-middleweight title fights in recent memory – only to find himself without a broadcast partnership.

What transpired was a performance that would find a home in the annals of British boxing history, the only problem, no one got to watch Froch snatch victory from the jaws of defeat live – well, not in his own country any way. This could never happen again, the country was now on board and Carl Froch has never looked back since. Continue reading

Chacon replaces Ramos for McDonnell World title

Javier Chacon will challenge Jamie McDonnell for the WBA World Bantamweight title at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night (November 22) live on Sky Sports Box Office.

McDonnell is defending his WBA crown for the first time after he landed the belt with a spectacular KO win over Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat at Wembley Stadium in May, and the Doncaster star will take on Tomoki Kameda in a unification bout if he defeats Chacon this weekend. Continue reading

Hobson Clarifies Jamie McDonnell Situation

Dennis Hobson can confirm that, as the registered British Boxing Board of Control manager of Jamie McDonnell, the only offer received regarding a potential unification clash with new world champ Paul Butler, has come from Frank Warren.

In a fantastic fight, Butler claimed the IBF world bantamweight title on Saturday June 7 with a controversial points victory over former holder Stuart Hall. And, with Doncaster’s McDonnell recently becoming the WBA champion, speculation has naturally followed regarding a potential all-British clash between the pair. Continue reading

Froch/Groves Undercard: Stephen Smith on World title march with WBC shot against Medina

Stephen Smith will face Sergio Manuel Medina for the WBC International Silver Super Featherweight title at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday (November 23), live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Smith’s clash with the Argentine sets up a route for a World title challenge in 2014, with the winner of the fight to be ordered to face WBC Silver champ Fernando Saucedo for the title within 90 days of victory. Continue reading

Joshua, Mitchell, Purdy, McDonnell and Ryder star on Matchroom Boxing Christmas show

Anthony Joshua MBE, Kevin Mitchell, Lee Purdy, Jamie McDonnell and John Ryder are all in action on a packed end of year Matchroom Sport show at the ExCeL London on December 14, live on Sky Sports.

London Olympic gold medallist Joshua will return to the scene of his incredible triumph when he meets Wales’ “Dangerous’’ Dorian Darch in his fourth professional fight. Continue reading

Jamie McDonnell added to Froch vs. Groves Card

Doncaster Bantamweight starts fresh assault on World title in Manchester

Jamie McDonnell will set out on a new path to a World title shot on the undercard of Carl Froch’s mammoth WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title defence against George Groves at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on November 23, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Continue reading