BOXING: Gavin’s boost for the trophy cabinet

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THE McDonnell twins had better build an extension at their ‘Mac Mansion’ if progress continues for much longer in this manner.

Gavin added the British Masters super-bantamweight title to their extensive trophy cabinet with a stoppage win over Dean Anderson at the Doncaster Dome.

McDonnell has now won back-to-back titles after claiming the Central Area super-bantamweight title the fight previous.

“I’m catching up with our Jamie now and that’s a good feeling,” admitted Gavin to the Star.

“The Mac Mansion has a room and we’re just filling it up for our dad now. Jamie has won a better standard of belts but I’m getting up towards that level now.”

The 26-year-old felt like he had a slow start but began to take over from the fourth round and his box and move style saw him take charge before Dudley’s Anderson retired after the eighth.

He added: “It was a case of sussing him out early on and then taking over in the later rounds.”

Denaby’s Adam Jones had planned on being on the Doncaster bill himself but a withdrawal saw him instead thrown in with Rotherham’s Nav Mansouri at Magna.

Jones’ unbeaten record went but in actual fact he boxed better here than he did in his two previous wins.

Home fighter Mansouri threw the greater quantity and quality but Jones showed a maturity beyond his 20 years to box on the back foot and catch Mansouri often and deserved at the very least the round he got in the 59-55 loss.

Sheffielder Rod Smith earned a second successive stoppage with a two round win over Essex fighter Costas Osben on the same card.

Light-middleweight Smith cut Osben’s eye in an accidental head clash but was on top anyway before his opponent retired on his stool.

Boxing in his hometown, Chad Gaynor gave William Warburton a torrid first few rounds before easing off to settle for a points win.

Heavy-handed Gaynor bust up Warburton’s face and rattled him to the body before Warburton got on his proverbial bike through the next few rounds and Gaynor showed less of an urgency as he cruised to a shutout win.

Chesterfield’s Kris Davey got off to a winning start at the Dome with a points win over the previously unbeaten Nicky Burndred.