News | Oct 22 2014

Jamie McDonnell could bag Las Vegas showdown with Tomoki Kameda if he beats Walberto Ramos in Liverpool

November's scrap with Walberto Ramos is a must-win for Jamie McDonnell, writes Matt Bevan
Jamie McDonnell

THERE’S just a month to go until Tony Bellew faces off against his bitter rival Nathan Cleverly at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. However, on the undercard one fighter knows that one slip up could cost him dearly.

Jamie McDonnell defends his WBA ‘world’ bantamweight title against the little known Walberto Ramos in Liverpool and a win will set up a big unification fight with Tomoki Kameda, the WBO champion, should he come through his fight with Alejandro Hernandez next Saturday.

McDonnell said: “There’s a month to go, but I’m already fit and strong as I’ve been sparring 12 rounds with my brother Gavin, who fights this weekend in Hull [against Vusi Malinga].