Starting his career in September 2005 at the age of 19, orthodox boxer Jamie Mcdonnell has now been pro for 12 years and has built up a career of 28-3-1. Mcdonnell now moves into the final stages of his career. Between September 2005 and November 2016, Mcdonnell had his longest winning streak of 20 fights. In his 32 fights, his longest KO streak is 2 fights long.
In a successful debut, Mcdonnell fought Neil Read in a 6 round fight defeating him over the distance and becoming only the 25th person to defeat Read. Continuing on from his debut, Mcdonnell had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 16 fights including 2 times in 2005, 5 times in 2006 and 9 times between 2007 and 2010 against fighters such as Ian Napa, Wayne Bloy and Andy Bell.
On December 8th, 2007, Mcdonnell took on and was defeated by Chris Edwards meaning his career tally went to 8-1-1. On December 8th, 2007, Mcdonnell took on and was defeated over the distance by Chris Edwards in his first career defeat. Mcdonnell lost via SD in a valiant effort. A tricky fight against Lee Haskins followed Edwards where Mcdonnell was defeated and moved his record to 8 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws.
Anthony Hanna was the next fight for Mcdonnell on September 19th, 2008 and also his next career win. Becoming the 3rd fighter to stop Hanna, Mcdonnell beat Hanna via TKO in the 5th round of a 6 round fight. Fights against Julio Ceja, Tabtimdaeng Na rachawat, Ivan Pozo and 13 others followed where he won all 16 fights taking his winning streak to 25 wins.
On May 9th, 2015, Mcdonnell went into action again and beat Tomoki Kameda taking the winning record to 26 wins. Mcdonnell showed his superior boxing skills to become the first person to beat Kameda. The judges scored the bout in favour of Mcdonnell by UD over the full 12 rounds. Mcdonnell's wins continued and went from 26 wins to 27 after he then defeated Fernando Vargas.
Liborio Solis was the next fight for Mcdonnell on November 12th, 2016 and also his next career win. Solis was a great challenge for Mcdonnell, losing over the full 12 round distance and crowning Mcdonnell as the 4th person to have defeated Solis.
The next defeat of Mcdonnell's career came against Naoya Inoue on May 25th, 2018. This took his career record to 28-3-1. Opponent Inoue fought a great fight in Mcdonnell's most recent bout, one that Mcdonnell had no answers for. Inoue became the first person to stop Mcdonnell in an upsetting 1st round TKO defeat for Mcdonnell.