Gavin McDonnell eager for news of next big fight night

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Gavin McDonnell says he will be making a beeline for promoter Eddie Hearn once he has finished with his fight tonight.

The Dunscroft fighter is in Manchester to face Jay Carney in a ticking-over bout at the Manchester Arena.

But he remains desperate for news about his next big fight and a potential route back to world title level.

McDonnell fought for the WBC super bantamweight title in February, losing out to the excellent Rey Vargas on points.

Since then he has made a low key return to The Dome for a comfortable six round contest and tonight should prove to be the same.

And he is eagerly waiting for news of tougher challenges to come in the future.

He said: “I’ll be talking to Eddie Hearn on Saturday night to see what he’s got lined up for me.

“It’s been frustrating waiting for the next step but hopefully there will be some news some.

“At first the fight on Saturday was supposed to be a really big one but it never came off.

“Then they were talking about December. There’s still a chance of that one but it doesn’t look that likely.

“If not, I’ve been told early next year so hopefully that’ll come off then.

“I don’t want to be waiting too much longer than that.

“Either way, I still want to be out again by the end of the year so we’ll see what happens.”

On Carney, McDonnell says the fight will likely be as tough as he chooses to make it.

He said: “If you don’t have the right approach you can make it much more difficult.

“I’ve got to get in there, see what he’s got, stay calm and react to it. Don’t do anything daft and I’ll be all right.”