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Mar 03 2018
Saturday

Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom

12 round contest @ Super Bantamweight
14-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 113-117
  • 112-116
  • 112-116
UD 12
18-1-2

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The tape

27
Age
32
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 10" / 177 cm
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Reach
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Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
TKOPTSMDPTSUD
14
Wins
18
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
1
0
Draws
2
2014
Debut
2010

Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight

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The Ring
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6
WBA
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WBC
6
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WBO
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10
IBF
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Gamal Yafai vs Gavin McDonnell report


Who won Yafai vs McDonnell?

Gavin McDonnell beat Gamal Yafai by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield.

The scorecards were announced as 113-117, 112-116, 112-116 in favor of winner Gavin McDonnell.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).

Yafai vs McDonnell stats

Back in March 2018, Gamal Yafai stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Gavin McDonnell made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws.

Gamal Yafai was the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.

McDonnell had a height advantage of 4 inches over Yafai.

Both Gamal Yafai & Gavin McDonnell fought out of an orthodox stance.

Yafai was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 5 months later than McDonnell, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 140 more professional rounds, 140 to McDonnell's 0.

Gamal Yafai went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA and 10 by the IBF at super bantamweight.

Gavin McDonnell was ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 122lb division.

Yafai vs McDonnell form

Yafai had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Josh Wale on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Bobby Jenkinson on 5th March 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at Genting Arena, Birmingham.

Going into that contest, he had beat Nasibu Ramadhani on 17th October 2015 by points in the 10th round at Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA) , Birmingham.

Before that, he had won against Angel Lorente on 1st August 2015 by points in the 6th round at Craven Park Stadium, Hull.

He had beat Arnoldo Solano on 9th May 2015 by points in the 8th round at Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA) , Birmingham.

Gavin McDonnell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Rey Vargas on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jorge Sanchez on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jeremy Parodi on 24th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.

Before that, he had defeated Oleksandr Yegorov on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.

He had beat Vusi Malinga on 25th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Hull Arena, Hull.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gamal Yafai had been fighting more than Gavin McDonnell.

Going to this contest, Gamal Yafai had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 1 day ago, while Gavin McDonnell's last outing had been 1 year and 6 days ago.

Yafai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.

What time did Yafai vs McDonnell start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Yafai vs McDonnell?

Yafai vs McDonnell was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.

What were the odds on Yafai vs McDonnell?

Gamal Yafai was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Gavin McDonnell made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.

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Result

Gamal

Yafai

Gavin

McDonnell

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Round 1

Yafai
draw
McDonnell
Fight Finished Early

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Gamal Yafai

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108

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