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Gavin McDonnell: Rey Vargas Beat Me Fair and Square

Gavin McDonnell was denied the opportunity to create history as he was defeated by Rey Vargas in their WBC World Super-Bantamweight title fight.

Victory for the previously undefeated Doncaster fighter would have seen him and his brother Jamie - the WBA Bantamweight holder - become the first British twins to be world champions simultaneously.

The 30-year-old went the distance at the Hull Ice Arena but his fir st w orld title bout ultimately ended in disappointment after he was beaten on points by his Mexican opponent.

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Vargas, 26, landed the cleaner shots throughout Saturday's fight, producing a confident performance to claim the vacant belt.

Despite the setback, McDonnell is confident he will one day become a world champion.

"My feet were a little bit slow and I just couldn't pin him. I was a little bit too eager at times and credit to Rey, he beat me fair and square," McDonnell told Sky Sports.

"I gave it everything and I just hope everyone enjoyed it. I feel as though I've left everybody down. The support's been fantastic, my first time topping the bill and I just fell short this time.

"I've gone the distance there with a great fighter and I've shown I belong at the level, I just need to start tweaking things. No doubt I'll be a world champion, it's just a few more fights to get another crack."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 02-26-2017

[QUOTE=Corelone;17453385]McD showed amazing conditioning. He never quit trying, but not even the extra two points for hometown advantage could win it for him. He was big circles in a small ring boxed.[/QUOTE] He is sh.it, man, only that...

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 02-26-2017

With this victory Beristain got the récord of 27 champs of the world. No doubt he is a top-5 trainer of all the times.

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 02-26-2017

Mexican boxing > british boxing... Vargas is a great talent, good fight, he has a lot of future.

Comment by engleby on 02-25-2017

exactly mate kunts on here thinken some geezer punchin ye in the face is a easy living . fair play to the lad adniting he was beat fair and square

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-25-2017

Goodwin for Vargas hopefully he will make some money now now that he is getting recognized as a VG fighter

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