Approved Garages-sponsored fighter Gavin McDonnell secured the European super-bantamweight title by defeating Ukrainian Oleksandr Yegorov in Sheffield.
McDonnell won a unanimous points decisionafter a display of controlled boxing and non-stop movement proved too much against a dangerous but ultimately well beaten opponent.
McDonnell secured victory with point scores of 117-111, 118-110 and 118-109. He told Sky Sports after the fight:
“This has been five years in the making…All credit to him (Yegorov). He hung on there till the end.”
McDonnell joked that he was determined to end his career with more belts than twin brother and double world champion Jamie, who was in his corner during the fight. “This kid’s going to go on and pick up world titles, trust me” added Jamie.
As well as a new European title it was also Gavin’s birthday yesterday and he travelled to Dublin with fiancé Sophie for a double celebration.
Congratulations to Gavin from everyone at Approved Garages.