Originally Posted by royalt0208
Why did McDonnell relinquish the title, does Yamanaka have to make his mandatory defense?
McDonnell-Cazares is going to purse bids I believe as an eliminator for one of the belts. Exactly the type of fight Jamie needs IMO before challenging for one of the belts and one that I'm really looking forward to seeing.
He's gone a similar path to Munroe and it's one I'd advocate for most British boxers. Proving he's the best domestically, then getting meaningful European fights before a true World class test in anticipation of a World title fight.