Palau Olímpic, Cataluña, Spain
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Gago vs McDonnell?
Andoni Gago drew with Gavin McDonnell by majority draw in their 4 round contest on Friday 23rd April 2021 at Palau Olímpic in Cataluña.
The scorecards were announced as 50-46, 48-48, 48-48, meaning it was a majority draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Sandor Martin beating Kay Prospere. Also, on the undercard Kerman Lejarraga defeated Jez Smith.
Gago vs McDonnell stats
Andoni Gago stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gavin McDonnell made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gago had a slight advantage in power over McDonnell, with a 29% knock out percentage over McDonnell's 25%.
Andoni Gago was the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Both Andoni Gago & Gavin McDonnell fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gago's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to McDonnell's, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 3 months later than McDonnell, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 191 to McDonnell's 191.
Andoni Gago went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC and 6 by the IBF at featherweight.
Gago vs McDonnell form
Gavin McDonnell had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Daniel Roman on 6th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Stuart Hall on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gamal Yafai on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
Before that, he had been beaten by Rey Vargas on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull.
Hehad won against Jorge Sanchez on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
What time did Gago vs McDonnell start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:45 PM UTC at Palau Olímpic, Cataluña, Spain, which was 2:45 PM EST or 11:45 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:45 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Gago vs McDonnell?
Andoni Gago was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Gavin McDonnell made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.