Jamie McDonnell was born in Doncaster, England on March 30th in 1986. In 2005 McDonell made his pro debut in his hometown and was victorious on points after 6 rounds. He went 4-0-1 in his next 5 fights with all bouts going the distance. McDonnell scored his first knockout as a pro in his 7th fight and won the English bantamweight title with a knockout in his next bout.
After losing two straight decisions McDonnell has won his past 19 fights winning the IBF and WBA bantamweight world titles in the process. In September of 2015 McDonnell made his 3rd straight defense of the WBA world title and was ranked as the second best bantamweight in the world.