Jamie McDonnell vs Julio Ceja

Dennis Hobson Promotions presents ‘Making History’ featuring Jamie McDonnell versus Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF world bantamweight title at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on May 11.  Jamie McDonnell

McDONNELL: ‘I’LL STOP CEJA TO WIN WORLD TITLE’

Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell believes his army of supporters, and opponent Julio Ceja’s lack of a well-stamped passport, will be crucial in sweeping him to world title victory when the pair clash in his hometown’s Keepmoat Stadium on May 11.

The bantamweights go head-to-head for the vacant IBF crown on the pitch at the home of Doncaster Rovers Football Club, and Jamie is convinced Ceja’s first experience of fighting outside of his native Mexico will be a painful one.

“It’s a massive factor,” stated the 27-year-old.  “It’s probably what will make me win the fight, having that home support behind me, cheering me on.

“He’s always had that in his favour and he’s not used to being out of his comfort zone, it’s all new to him.  Having 9000 ‘Donny’ people screaming for me, it’s going to be intimidating for him.

“I’ve fought at the [Doncaster] Dome plenty of times and it’s a different buzz you get fighting in front of your own people.  It gives you a massive boost and you don’t want to let all those ‘Donny’ fans down.”

Unbeaten Ceja will arrive in the UK with a fearsome reputation.  The 20-year-old has knocked out 22 of his 24 opponents, with 15 of those wins coming within the first three rounds.

McDonnell, though, isn’t intimidated.  The former British and European bantamweight king is convinced he has the beating of the South American hard-man, and is even hoping to finish the fight early.

“I rate him a lot,” said Jamie, who has lost just two of 23 bouts.  “He’s ranked number three [in the world] and you don’t get that if you’re nothing special, but I’ll take him into those later rounds and punish him.

“I’m used to going into those rounds but I don’t think he’s ever done 12.  So there are a lot of pluses going for me.  He’s got his power but I’m not going to sit there and start taking his shots, I’ll be using my feet and my head.

“I don’t think he hits as hard as his record says, but don’t get me wrong he can punch because to stop 22 from 24, even if they’re journeymen, that’s impressive.  He definitely can fight but I believe I’ll beat him and hopefully stop him.”

Promoter Dennis Hobson has pushed the boat out to secure home advantage for McDonnell – all in the hope of making history.  Jamie is the first fighter from Doncaster to fight for boxing’s top honour and he is urging the town to get behind him in his quest to be king of the world.

“It’s going to be an incredible.  I really hope everyone comes along and supports me on what is going to be a really special night.  I’m sure I can bring that world title back to Doncaster.”

For ticket information for Jamie McDonnell vs Julio Ceja visit www.dennishobson.com or call the ticket hotline on 0844 324 5590.

About The Author

Recent Posts

 
UFC 220 – Preview
UFC 220 on January 20th the UFC returns to the Boston with the first PPV show of 2018 headlined by the heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic & contender Francis Ngannou possibly the most anticipated heavyweight clash in recent memory aslo the co-main event Light-Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier takes on Volkan Oezdemir.UK standout Arnold Allen
Whats in the kit bag ?
I thought today instead of reviewing a single product i would talk about what is in my gym bag i love these style of posts & videos because when done right they are awesome ! no marketing ploy or bias i have trained in various martial arts on and off over the years and find
Revgear MMA Sparring gloves- Review
Today i am reviewing the curved Revgear MMA sparring gloves i have used these personally for the last 18 months previously i had a different brand but the same style but have been very impressed with the Revgear ones which are available at Fightstore Newcastle in all size’s and various colours. Construction- Revgear 6oz MMA
Revgear Air mits – Review
Today i am going to Review the Revgear Air mits aka the Heavy hitters pads Construction- 100% Leather,More than 3″” of shock dispersing padding ideal for big punchers they use hook and loop closure for secure fit. Feel & Fit- These are very comfy pads to have on at first they seem tight around the
Revgear Pro competition boxing gloves – Review
Today i am reviewing the 8,10oz Revgear pro competition boxing gloves these in my opinion are some of the best competition lace up gloves on the market. Construction- They Use traditional lace up fastening and featuring full high quality leather construction and layered foam padding Feel & Fit- These are tidy once on and fastened
Fight store Newcastle – January sale
Here at Fight store Newcastle we have decided to have a massive January sale to help you kick start your training in 2018 with some new pro level training equipment or some new training apparel.So weather you are doing MMA,Boxing,K1,Muay Thai,BJJ or Wrestling we will have something for you !. Muay Thai shorts clearance !

About Us

 

MMA in Newcastle Upon Tyne and the North East generally has grown massively over the last few years and coupled with its boxing heritage it’s truly astounding that the regions capitol city has been without a dedicated Martial Arts and Boxing store for so long. Newcastle was without an MMA store until 2011 when FIGHT STORE Newcastle opened. Since Then we have been a part of the community with the staff and owners all having been involved for many years in the sports we work for. The MMAnewcastle website was originally built purely because of the amount of inquires we received daily about where people could train. We offer our directory and events listing free to the North East Martial Arts and Boxing community and will continue to work to promote the sports we love in our region

Upcoming Events

 

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Contact Info

 

Phone: 01912615527
Email: admin@mmanewcastle.co.uk
Address: (Fightstore), MMA Newcastle, Arch 8 Forth Banks, Newcastle, NE1 3PG