IBF world title shot for Jamie McDonnell at Keepmoat Stadium
Last Updated: March 22, 2013 12:25pm
Jamie McDonnell (left): handed world title shot
Jamie McDonnell will fight for the IBF world bantamweight title at the stadium of his hometown football team, Doncaster Rovers.
McDonnell will face unbeaten Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant belt on Saturday, May 11.
The title was made available by Leo Santa Cruz last month and the bout will be McDonnell's first since he stopped Darwin Zamora as chief support to Kell Brook in October.
Promoter Dennis Hobson said: "I am delighted to be bringing the world title fight to the Keepmoat Stadium. Both Jamie and I have long been determined for his world title fight to take place at his home stadium.
"Ceja's camp really wanted the fight to be staged in Mexico and we had to work really hard to bring this fight to South Yorkshire.
"The facilities at the Keepmoat Stadium are fantastic and Jamie is exceptionally proud to be showcasing Doncaster and the stadium to the world.
"We would love Jamie to be crowned the first boxing world champion from Doncaster in his home town on 11 May."
McDonnell has a record of 20-2-1 while Ceja, 21, has an unblemished 24-fight record but has never fought outside Mexico before.