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Jamie McDonnell: I Felt I Could Have Stopped Ceja Late

Jamie McDonnell dismissed Julio Ceja's fearsome reputation to claim the vacant IBF bantamweight title with a controversial majority decision win at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. McDonnell, who lost two successive fights five years ago and looked to be going nowhere, had worked his way up the rankings to earn the shot and took it with both hands.

However, he seemed to have lost his chance against Ceja, whose powerful work looked to have done enough to win the belt on away turf only for contentious scores of 114-114, 115-113 and a frankly ludicrous 118-110 to hand it to McDonnell.

"Oh my god, what an amazing feeling,'' said the new champion afterwards. "In the first five rounds or so I felt him out and wanted to come on stronger as the fight went on. I started digging him in the last few rounds and I felt I could have even got the stoppage.

"I was actually enjoying it. He had a big record with 22 knockouts but I dug in because I wanted this belt. I controlled that fight. I could have easily pushed it more. There were a few anxious moments when he caught me but I enjoyed that last round more than I've ever enjoyed a round. It means everything and this belt is for everyone in Doncaster.''

McDonnell, 27, brought a record of 20-2-1 with nine stoppages into the bout, compared with Ceja's formidable 24-0 tally with 22 knockouts.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-13-2013

hindsight as McD was rocked prwetty hard in the 11th but xcellent win 4 him...terrible score of 118-110 by Parris, this biased judge should b suspended...

Comment by Sparked_26 on 05-12-2013

so did anyone watch this fight? Crazy having a Brit fighting for a world title not on television. It's nice to have another world champ though.

Comment by Corelone on 05-12-2013

This brings up a pet peeve of mine, namely ring size. The hometown advantage usually, I don't know about this fight, but usually includes ring size. A big ring if the local fighter is a boxer, or a small ring…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 05-12-2013

[QUOTE=The Surgeon;13357576]Did anyone Pay for this!? I heard it was PPV???? Madness if true I watched the Burns card on Sky and never saw Jamie but glad he won[/QUOTE] I had a good chuckle when I saw Primetime trying to…

Comment by The Surgeon on 05-12-2013

Did anyone Pay for this!? I heard it was PPV???? Madness if true I watched the Burns card on Sky and never saw Jamie but glad he won

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