Jamie McDonnell retains WBA bantamweight title with points win

Jamie McDonnell
Jamie McDonnell is unbeaten in 19 contests stretching back to 2008

England's Jamie McDonnell retained his WBA bantamweight title with a unanimous points decision in a rematch with Japan's Tomoki Kameda.

McDonnell, 29, finished powerfully and had 24-year-old Kameda on the canvas in the final round.

The judges scored it 116-111, 115-112, 117-110 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Yorkshireman had won a narrow points decision against Kameda in his second title defence in May.

McDonnell, who has now won 27 of his 30 professional contests, told Sky Sports: "Everything went to plan. The fight was easier than the last. I felt in control."

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