Leigh Wood will fight Gavin McDonnell for the vacant British title in Hull next month

Last Updated: 17/01/14 11:33am

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Leigh Wood (L): Gets a shot at vacant British title (Pic Colin Messom)

Leigh Wood (L): Gets a shot at vacant British title (Pic Colin Messom)

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Gavin McDonnell and Leigh Wood will clash for the vacant British super-bantamweight title in Hull on February 22.

Both fighters are undefeated in 11 contests but McDonnell - twin brother of former world champion Jamie - will be favourite after winning a final eliminator against Josh Wale in September.

However, Wood - naturally the bigger man - had a busy year in 2013, winning on five occasions picking up British and International Masters titles in his native Nottingham.

"It's a fantastic 50-50 domestic scrap," said promoter Eddie Hearn. "Both lads are very popular and we're expecting big support from both fighters and the winner can expect an exciting reign as champion in a fantastic division."

The fight takes place on a superb night of action at Hull's Ice Arena, heading by the return of Luke Campbell in his fifth professional outing.

Darren Hamilton will defend his British light-welterweight strap against Curtis Woodhouse, while local hope Tommy Coyle defends his IBF international belt against a yet-to-be named opponent.

Veteran super-middleweight Tony Dodson will also be in action alongside local talents talents Zak Collins, Joel Haigh and Charlie Paynton.

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