Gavin out to make name for himself

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DUNSCROFT featherweight Gavin McDonnell is desperate to halt comparisons with twin brother Jamie as he prepares for his fourth professional bout.

That is according to the duo’s trainer Stefy Bull who has tipped the relative newcomer to make his own headlines.

Bull said: “All Gavin has had since he announced he was turning pro is people talking about how similar he is to Jamie.

“It gets him frustrated and we wants to know why people aren’t saying Jamie is similar to him instead.

“They stand similar to each other, throw shots virtually the same and both make this grunting noise when they punch.

“But who’s to say who did it first.

“The competitive rivalry between them is brilliant and it’s made Gavin even more determined to succeed in boxing.

“He’s done really well so far and we’re hoping it could be a really big year for his progress.

“There’s no doubt he can win titles.”

Gavin returns to the ring next Saturday night at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Leisure Centre, on the undercard of brother Jamie’s Commonwealth title defence.

He has impressed greatly in his first three bouts, all won via points decisions using a deep arsenal which belies his relative inexperience.

Local bragging rights are up for grabs for Gavin as he meets fellow Doncaster fighter Andy Roberts.

The Scawthorpe veteran super bantamweight made a return to the ring last year following a seven year hiatus.

He earned a victory on his second debut but has since lost two and drawn one.