News | Oct 29 2014

Gavin McDonnell set for European title fight with Zhanat Zhakiyanov after beating Vusi Malinga

Gavin McDonnell tells Matt Bevan that the sky is the limit following latest victory
Gavin McDonnell
Gavin McDonnell

FOLLOWING his victory over Vusi Malinga in Hull on Saturday, the new WBO Inter-Continental super-bantamweight champion Gavin McDonnell says it is now onwards and upwards in his career.

McDonnell vacated the British title to pursue a world ranking, and picked Malinga himself as the opponent. His decision was proven to be correct, after he won a unanimous decision and next up for the Doncaster man is Zhanat Zhakiyanov for the European title next year.

McDonnell said: “I’m really pleased with the Malinga fight, because I stuck to the gameplan and got the win. I’ve got the world ranking now and I’m mandatory to the European title after that win.


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