IBF strip Jamie McDonnell of bantamweight title
The IBF have stripped Jamie McDonnell of his bantamweight title for failing to defend it.
Last Updated: 19/10/13 3:52pm
Negotiations with mandatory challenger Yusi Malinga have not been concluded and the delays have cost the 27-year-old his belt.
"Jamie McDonnell did not supply signed contracts for his mandatory defence scheduled for November 9 within the prescribed time according to IBF rule," read an IBF statement.
Doncaster's McDonnell won the vacant title in May with a majority points decision over Julio Ceja at the Keepmoat Stadium in his hometown.