Approved Garages will continue to back Doncaster boxer Gavin McDonnell in his quest for a world title, the trusted national network announced today.
The network has renewed its sponsorship of one of the UK’s most promising fighters ahead of McDonnell’s super-bantamweight world title eliminator against Jorge Sanchez on February 27.
If McDonnell beats the dangerous and unbeaten Panamanian he will become WBC silver title holder and within reach of a world title shot against WBC ruler Julio Ceja.
The Sanchez McDonnell showdown will take place on the undercard of the super-bantamweight title unification battle between IBF champion Carl Frampton and WBA title holder Scott Quigg at the Manchester Arena, one of the most hotly anticipated nights in the British boxing calendar. It will be screened live on Sky Sports Box Office.
If McDonnell earns a world title shot it will be one he richly deserves. Approved Garages has been in McDonnell’s corner throughout his rise to the top, supporting the fighter as he battled to a European title victory last March and again for his classy defence of that title against experienced Frenchman Jeremy Parodi in October.
“I’m more than ready to prove that I can become a World champion,” said McDonnell. “I know that Sanchez is going to be a tough fight and I will have to be at my best, but that’s what I am in the sport for – fighting the best and winning titles.”
Maria McCullough, network manager for Approved Garages and AutoCare, said: “We’re proud to continue our long standing support for a real British talent, and wish Gavin all the best for the biggest fight of his career so far.”
“It’s great news for Approved Garages too, once again showcasing our commitment to top level British sport and giving us the opportunity to highlight our brand at a huge sporting occasion that will be screened live to the nation.”
The Gavin McDonnell deal adds to an increasingly impressive roster of sports sponsorship for the national garage network. In January Approved Garages announced its continued sponsorship of Betway Premier League darts and a brand new partnership with the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague and England Netball.