JAMIE McDonnell was out to prove himself once and for all in last weekend's European title clash.
For most people who witnessed his epic battle against world class bantamweight Stephane Jamoye he did just that, as he claimed a well deserved majority points verdict.
But you wouldn't have thought so had you seen him in an emotional state in the dressing room after the fight.
McDonnell, who is his own biggest critic, was almost in tears as he felt he had not fought his best on the night.
But joint trainer Stefy Bull was having none of that and said he should be proud of himself after one of the grittiest performances seen in a Doncaster ring.
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