World boxing fans are set to descend on Doncaster as the Keepmoat Stadium has been chosen to host the IBF Bantamweight world title fight in May.
Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell will be disputing the IBF Bantamweight crown against Mexican Julio Ceja on 11 May. The event will be the first time the stadium has hosted a night of international boxing.
Promoter Dennis Hobson said:
I am delighted to 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 have been working very closely with Dennis Hobson and his team to secure the world title fight and it is another great accomplishment for the Stadium and strengthens the venues credentials as a multi-purpose facility,” said Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers.