With just days to go the excitement is beginning to climax ahead of Jamie McDonnell’s IBF bantamweight world title clash with Mexican banger Julio Ceja.
It’s a fight that has caught the attention of British fight fans who are keen to witness McDonnell’s push to become Doncaster’s first world champion. McDonnell gets his big chance on home soil at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
Ceja (24-0) has been vocal in the media stating his intent on winning along with claims of McDonnell’s lack of durable opponents to date. Regardless of what Ceja thinks McDonnell (20-2-1) has no doubt he will be the one with his arm held aloft come Saturday night.
"I am 100% confident in this fight," said McDonnell. "Training has been the best ever. I’ve had a solid ten week camp and we have nailed everything. We bought a tough Mexican sparring partner over to the UK to help me prepare along with sparring many rounds with Gary Sykes and Josh Warrington, this preparation has been spot on. We have left nothing to chance in this camp.
"To have this fight in my home town with all my fans cheering me on only makes me even more confident I can win this fight. I’m here to make history which means winning."
McDonnell holds wins over solid domestic fighters like Ian Napa and Stuart Hall, along with impressive wins over international opponents in the way of Jerome Arnould and Stephane Jamoye. Since his win over Ian Napa in 2010 every time Jamie steps up in class he has produced the goods.