| Gavin McDonnell|
| 30 March 1986 (age 29) (1986-03-30) |
Leigh Wood, Jamie McDonnell, Josh Warrington, Luke Campbell, Carl Frampton
Gavin McDonnell Wikipedia
Gavin McDonnell (born 30 March 1986) is a British professional boxer who challenged for the WBC super-bantamweight title in 2017. He is the twin brother of fellow boxer Jamie McDonnell.
McDonnell fought Leigh Wood for the vacant British Super-Bantamweight title in Hull on 22 February 2014. McDonnell won the vacant title by TKO in the 6th round. McDonnell's first defense of the British Super-Bantamweight title would come against Josh Wale on 21 May 2014. The contest went the distance of 12 rounds and ended in a split draw, with the judges scoring the contest 115–114 Wale, 115–114 McDonnell and the final judge scoring the bout at 114–114, meaning McDonnell would hold on to the belt.
His next fight came in the form of Vusi Malinga on 25 October 2014 in a contest for the vacant WBO International Super-Bantamweight title. McDonnell dominated the fight from start to finish and also sent Malinga down in the 8th round with a beautiful right hand. The contest went the distance with McDonnell winning by Unanimous Decision. After the win McDonnell was projected to 4th in the British Rankings for the Super-Bantamweight division.