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Frampton vs Quigg: Gavin McDonnell in world title eliminator on undercard

Gavin McDonnell will take a step closer to a world title fight with an eliminator bout on February 27.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Gavin McDonnell, who has won the British and European titles at 122 pounds, will look to take one final step toward a world title shot on February 27, when he faces Jorge Sanchez in a fight for the WBC "silver" belt, serving as an eliminator for a future world title shot. The fight will be part of the big Frampton-Quigg bill at Manchester Arena.

"I feel that I have come on leaps and bounds in the last year or so. I've gone under the radar a bit so landing this crucial fight on such a massive event like Frampton vs Quigg is going to make people stand up and take notice of me, and I'm going to put in a performance that fans will remember."

McDonnell (14-0-2, 4 KO) is the twin brother of Jamie McDonnell, who holds the WBA "world" title at 118 pounds, and is himself in line for a fight with their "super world" titleholder, Juan Carlos Payano. Sanchez (15-0, 9 KO) is a 25-year-old fighter from Panama who has faced only club level opposition to date.

Gavin McDonnell last fought in October, defending the European title against Jeremy Parodi via 12-round unanimous decision. McDonnell won the vacant European belt in March of last year, beating Oleksandr Yegorov.

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