Doncaster's WBA World Bantamweight champion, Jamie McDonnell will be speaking to the media today before he heads to the United States to defend his title against Tomoki Kameda on Sunday September 6.
McDonnell recovered from an early knockdown in their first meeting in May in Hidalgo, Texas, handing a first defeat to the Japanese in the second defence of his title. The Doncaster man returns to the Lone Star State for the bout – with the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi the venue for the rematch.
Doncaster's former world bantamweight champion, Jamie McDonnell, returns to the ring this weekend for the first time since having his title stripped in October.
Jamie failed to meet the mandatory deadline for a defence of his crown but in Manchester on Saturday he will begin the journey towards world domination for a second time.
Calendar's Chris Dawkes reports.
Jamie McDonnell will get his first crack at a world title in May, and it'll take place in his home town of Doncaster.
The 26 year old will face Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF Bantamweight belt on Saturday, May 11th at Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium.
Promoter Dennis Hobson is delighted with the news. "Both Jamie and I have long been determined for his world title fight to take place at his home stadium", he said.
McDonnell's lost just one of his 22 contests; Ceja has an unbeaten 24 fight record. It'll be his first fight outside Mexico.