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Pride of Doncaster aims for World Title

31 May 2014

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Team Mac head down Wembley Way looking to replicate Keepmoat triumph.

Doncaster boxer and Rovers fan Jamie McDonnell is in action tonight on the undercard of the highly anticipated Carl Froch – George Groves rematch at Wembley Stadium.

The 28 year old will face Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat of Thailand for the vacant WBA bantamweight strap in front of up to 80,000 spectators in the Capital.

McDonnell, who beat Julio Ceja to take the IBF title at the Keepmoat Stadium last year, told Sky Sports, “I can't imagine what it's going to be like coming out to 80,000 people (at Wembley Stadium). It's going to be tremendous and a privilege to be a part of.”

The local lad was stripped of his title for a ‘contractual breach’ but is positive he can claim world recognition once again.

“This is my chance to get my life back on track. I got stripped of the world title now I've got to prove myself again. I do believe I'm still a world champion and I'll go out and prove that and pick up my second belt.

"It's been a hard road back. I got to the pinnacle, right to the top and I had it taken away from me,” he said.

Jamie’s brother Gavin – who Gavin recently drew with Josh Wale in Leeds to retain his British Super Bantamweight Title – is likely to accompany his sibling to the ring in what will be a huge night for British boxing fans.

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