I can look good winning insists McDonnell

Jamie McDonnell with pregnant fiancee Hollie Coombs at Wembley Stadium
Jamie McDonnell with pregnant fiancee Hollie Coombs at Wembley Stadium

Jamie McDonnell believes he can impress on his way to world title glory this weekend.

But he is more than willing to get the job done in ugly fashion as long as it means walking out with the belt.

The Hatfield fighter will face Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat for the vacant WBA bantamweight title at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Thai fighter Na Rachawat will give up considerable height to McDonnell tomorrow but packs plenty of power.

“I’ve got to make sure I stay out of trouble,” McDonnell said.

“He’s knocked out 34 kids and you don’t do that without being dangerous.

“I’ll be getting in there and hitting and moving, staying away from him and not getting caught on the ropes.

“Eddie Hearn (promoter) told me a couple of weeks ago that he doesn’t care how I win, just make sure I do win.

“Looking good is the last thing on the priority list but I think I can.

“If things go to plan and it goes my way, I can see me getting a stoppage late on.

“The two fights he’s lost he’s been stopped so it can be done.”

McDonnell and Na Rachawat will weight in at Wembley Arena this afternoon in front of an expected 10,000 people.

The fight will take place on the undercard of the blockbuster rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves in front of 80,000 people.