Gavin McDonnell

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Gavin McDonnell
Statistics
Weight(s)Super-bantamweight
NationalityBritish
Born (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 33)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins20
Wins by KO5
Losses2
Draws2

Gavin McDonnell (born 30 March 1986) is a British professional boxer who challenged for the WBC super-bantamweight title in 2017. He is the twin brother of fellow boxer Jamie McDonnell.

Professional career[edit]

McDonnell fought Leigh Wood for the vacant British Super-Bantamweight title in Hull on 22 February 2014. McDonnell won the vacant title by TKO in the 6th round. McDonnell's first defense of the British Super-Bantamweight title would come against Josh Wale on 21 May 2014. The contest went the distance of 12 rounds and ended in a split draw, with the judges scoring the contest 115–114 Wale, 115–114 McDonnell and the final judge scoring the bout at 114–114, meaning McDonnell would hold on to the belt.

His next fight came in the form of Vusi Malinga on 25 October 2014 in a contest for the vacant WBO International Super-Bantamweight title. McDonnell dominated the fight from start to finish and also sent Malinga down in the 8th round with a beautiful right hand. The contest went the distance with McDonnell winning by Unanimous Decision. After the win McDonnell was projected to 4th in the British Rankings for the Super-Bantamweight division.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
24 fights 20 wins 2 losses
By knockout 5 1
By decision 15 1
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
24 Loss 20–2–2 United States Daniel Roman TKO 10 (12), 2:36 6 Oct 2018 United States Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For WBA super-bantamweight title
23 Win 20–1–2 United Kingdom Stuart Hall UD 12 16 Jun 2018 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England Retained WBC International super-bantamweight title
22 Win 19–1–2 United Kingdom Gamal Yafai UD 12 3 Mar 2018 United Kingdom FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England Won WBC International super-bantamweight title
21 Win 18–1–2 Hungary Jozsef Ajtai TKO 1 (6), 2:04 7 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
20 Win 17–1–2 Lithuania Simas Volosinas PTS 6 1 Jul 2017 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
19 Loss 16–1–2 Mexico Rey Vargas MD 12 25 Feb 2017 United Kingdom Ice Arena, Hull, England For vacant WBC super-bantamweight title
18 Win 16–0–2 Nicaragua Robin Zamora PTS 8 10 Sep 2016 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England
17 Win 15–0–2 Panama Jorge Sanchez UD 12 27 Feb 2016 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England Won vacant WBC Silver super-bantamweight title
16 Win 14–0–2 France Jeromy Parodi UD 12 24 Oct 2015 United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England Retained European super-bantamweight title
15 Win 13–0–2 Ukraine Alexander Egorov UD 12 28 Mar 2015 United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England Won vacant European super-bantamweight title
14 Win 12–0–2 South Africa Vusi Malinga UD 12 25 Oct 2014 United Kingdom Ice Arena, Hull, England Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title
13 Draw 11–0–2 United Kingdom Josh Wale SD 12 21 May 2014 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, England Retained British super-bantamweight title
12 Win 11–0–1 United Kingdom Leigh Wood TKO 6 (12), 2:03 22 Feb 2014 United Kingdom Ice Arena, Hull, England Won vacant British super-bantamweight title
11 Win 10–0–1 United Kingdom Josh Wale UD 12 28 Sep 2013 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
10 Win 9–0–1 United Kingdom Ross Burkinshaw TKO 2 (10), 3:00 6 Jul 2013 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England Retained BBBofC Central Area super-bantamweight title
9 Win 8–0–1 United Kingdom Paul Economides UD 10 19 Apr 2013 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
8 Win 7–0–1 United Kingdom Dean Anderson RTD 8 (10), 3:00 1 Dec 2012 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
7 Win 6–0–1 United Kingdom Scott Gladwin TKO 6 (10), 2:46 1 Sep 2012 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England Won vacant BBBofC Central Area super-bantamweight title
6 Win 5–0–1 Slovakia Elemir Rafael PTS 4 8 Jun 2012 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
5 Draw 4–0–1 United Kingdom Ashley Lane PTS 4 2 Mar 2012 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Ryan McNicol PTS 4 4 Nov 2011 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Adam Hutchinson PTS 4 8 Apr 2011 United Kingdom Metrodome, Barnsley, England
2 Win 2–0 Latvia Pavels Senkovs PTS 6 4 Mar 2011 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England
1 Win 1–0 Bulgaria Plamen Kostadinov PTS 4 3 Dec 2010 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, England

External links[edit]

Professional boxing record for Gavin McDonnell from BoxRec

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Josh Wale
BBBofC Central Area super-bantamweight champion
1 Sep 2012 – Nov 2013
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Muheeb Fazeldin
Vacant
Title last held by
Kid Galahad
British super-bantamweight champion
22 Feb 2014 – Aug 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jazza Dickens
Vacant
Title last held by
Genesis Servania
WBO Inter-Continental super-bantamweight champion
25 Oct 2014 – Feb 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Genesis Servania
Vacant
Title last held by
Kid Galahad
European super-bantamweight champion
28 Mar 2015 – Dec 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Abigail Medina
Vacant
Title last held by
Qiu Xiaojun
WBC Silver super-bantamweight champion
27 Feb 2016 – 25 Feb 2017
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Julio Ceja