Result: Gavin McDonnell escapes with draw against Josh Wale

Gavin McDonnell retains his British super-bantamweight title after a split-draw with Josh Wale.

Gavin McDonnell has escaped with a draw in his British super-bantamweight title clash with Josh Wale.

The Yorkshire pair had already fought once in 2013, with McDonnell prevailing on that occasion, but he was given an almighty scare against the challenger in their second contest in Leeds.

Wale dominated the opening rounds, and while McDonnell responded in the second half of the bout, it didn't appear as though he had done enough to retain his belt.

However, the judges were split, with scores of 115-114, 114-115 and 114-114 seeing the champion hold on to his titles, but he has said that he will grant Wale a rematch in his next outing.

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