Boxer Gavin McDonnell wins world title eliminator

Super-bantamweight sponsored by Approved Garages wins on points

Boxer Gavin McDonnell wins world title eliminator
Boxer Gavin McDonnell, who is sponsored by Approved Garages, wins his fight by a comfortable points decision.

Gavin McDonnell beat Jorge Sanchez in Manchester on Saturday, setting the Doncaster boxer up for a potential world title shot later this year.

McDonnell won the unanimous points decision with the judges scoring the fight by margins of 119-108, 118-109 and 118-110 in his favour.

McDonnell, speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, said: “I fought in the Sheffield Arena a couple of times in front of 9,000 but there was five or 6,000 there for the weigh-in yesterday, and now I am front of this packed arena.”

McDonnell was first support for the meeting between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg which was screened live on Sky Sports Box Office.

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