Jamie McDonnell wants quick night’s work in Kameda rematch

Jamie McDonnell lands a big shot against Tomoki Kameda in their first meeting
Jamie McDonnell lands a big shot against Tomoki Kameda in their first meeting

Jamie McDonnell is only interested in earning his money quickly when he meets Tomoki Kameda for the second time next month.

The Hatfield fighter will be back in Texas on September 6 for a WBA bantamweight title rematch against Kameda, who he outpointed in May after suffering a first round knockdown.

But he is even contemplating going the distance this time around.

“I think I’ll get him out of there inside ten rounds,” McDonnell told the Star.

“I’ve been doing a lot of strength and endurance work which I didn’t do last time.

“As long as I don’t walk onto one of those big shots again, I’ll be fine. I feel strong and I feel powerful, and we’ve still got four weeks left.

“I want to get him out of there quickly, earn the big money and move on.

“There are plenty of options, and big paydays, available after this as long as I win.

“I don’t want to be leaving it to chance and I don’t think I will be doing.”

The fight will take place in Corpus Christi, Texas, with former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell also on the bill.

McDonnell’s twin brother Gavin is due to defend his European super bantamweight title in Leeds the night before.

But the Star understands the bout could be switched to a later date due to the brothers both being trained by Dave Coldwell.