Feature | Nov 13 2015

Gavin McDonnell: My brother Jamie would beat Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton

European king Gavin McDonnell tells Danny Flexen that his brother would beat Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton
Gavin McDonnell and Jamie McDonnell
Gavin-and-Jamie-McDonnell  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

HAVING captured British, WBO Inter-Continental and European super-bantamweight titles in the last two years, Gavin McDonnell is keen to take the next step. But while he would love to challenge either WBA king Scott Quigg or IBF ruler Carl Frampton – who meet on February 27 in Manchester – down the line, Gavin realises twin brother Jamie, who has held world belts in the division below, is more likely to fight the victor.

“In all fairness our kid is a world-level fighter,” he told Boxing News. “I genuinely believe our kid would beat both of them. If there is a McDonnell fighting the winner of Quigg or Frampton it’s likely to be our kid. I don’t expect them to want to fight me. I don’t deserve it just yet but my brother has been all over the world smashing everybody in, so he does deserve the big fights.”

The magnanimous McDonnell is still eager to further his own career and while he will not yet challenge Quigg or Frampton, an eye-catching appearance on their undercard is in his sights.


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