The Gavin McDonnell vs Yafai boxing results are now in after an entertaining night’s action between the pair in Sheffield tonight.
Fighting on the undercard of Kell Brook’s comeback bout tonight, it was McDonnell who ran out the winner in the end on points.
After a strong start from Yafai it was McDonnell who took over in the fight as the bout progressed.
It was enough to land him a unanimous points win tonight and also captured him a WBC international super-bantamweight title.
This will progress him in the WBC rankings, one would imagine.
#AndTheNew @bigtwinnygav wins the WBC International Super-Bantamweight Title with a points win over Gamal Yafai! ?#YafaiMcDonnell #BrookRabchenko #RiseAgain pic.twitter.com/vBteg0w46e
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) March 3, 2018
Here’s some of the latest reaction from the boxing world to tonight’s win for McDonnell so far:
Good bout that. Brilliantly boxed by @bigtwinnygav ?Just a bit too clever for @Gamal_yafai. Great heart shown by Yafai though and he will have learned a lot from that. Still a decent future for that lad I reckon #McDonnellYafai
— Jamie Roberts SRSB (@Jamie_SRSB) March 3, 2018
Great performance from Gavin McDonnell ????
— Nick (@ngwfc1881) March 3, 2018
@bigtwinnygav do you know what I mean?
— sonny allinson (@sonnyallo) March 3, 2018
Cracking boxing from Gavin McDonnell. Fair play to Yafai for stepping up but McDonnell always in control – executed the fight perfectly.
— wedderz (@jackwedderkop) March 3, 2018
.@bigtwinnygav wins @Gamal_yafai’s @WBCBoxing International super-bantamweight title at @SheffieldArena on #RiseAgain card. Cards were 116-112, 116-112 and 117-113. Impressive display. #BrookRabchenko
— Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz) March 3, 2018