While the majority of the United Kingdom has focused on super-bantamweights Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg, culminating in Frampton’s split decision victory over Quigg in February, English bantamweight Jaime McDonnell has quietly put together an impressive resume and is ready for a big time fight.
McDonnell (27-2-1, 12 KO’s) has not suffered defeat since 2008 and will be going for his 20th straight victory, against Fernando Vargas of Mexico, this Saturday from the O2 arena in London.
McDonnell aims to put on a magnificent performance against Vargas, before moving up in weight and challenging the top performers at the super-bantamweight division.
Before his fight on Saturday, the 30-year-old Hatfield native spoke with Sky Sports where he expressed his opinion on the possibility of a fight between himself and one of his more esteemed compatriots, Scott Quigg.
When asked about the likelihood of a fight between himself and Quigg at 122-pounds, McDonnell replied “It’s not one, you know, I’ve been screaming about but it’s a fight I can win…I do believe styles make fights and I can get an easy win there.”
McDonnell, although a large bantamweight, has never fought at 122 pounds so a matchup with the hard hitting Quigg will probably require at least a short period of time to acclimate himself to the super-bantamweight division.
McDonnell did stress that he believed the fight with Quigg is feasible but did not give a timetable to the proposed matchup. “It’s a possible fight, you know, in the future.”