Javier Chacon has had to step into the void left by Walberto Ramos, who was originally scheduled to take on Jamie McDonnell but could not make the bout due to visa issues from Columbia.
Jamie McDonnell will face Javier Chacon for the WBA World Bantamweight title on November 22 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. McDonnell opened as a 1/12 favorite while Chacon was a +13/2 dog with the Boxing odds.
The 28 year old Jamie McDonnell stands at five feet eight inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. McDonnell is a native of Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom where he still resides. McDonnell has a career record of 24 wins, two losses, and one draw. McDonnell has 11 career knockouts out of his 24 career bouts and has never suffered a knockout loss. McDonnell is ranked first in the United Kingdom and 13th in the world.
McDonnell is coming off a technical knockout win over Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat for the vacant WBA World Bantamweight title in the tenth round of scheduled 12 round bout that took place on May 31, 2014 at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Prior to that McDonnell scored a PTS win over Abigail Medina in an eight round bout that took place on December 14, 2013.
The 33 year old Javier Chacon fights from an orthodox stance and hails from Argentina where he is a native resident. Chacon has a career record of 20 wins, two losses, and no draws. Out of his 20 career wins a total of five have come by knockout. Chacon has suffered one knockout loss. Chacon is ranked second in Argentina and 53rd in the world. Chacon is coming off a technical knockout loss to Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz in the 10th round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on October 3, 2014 in Argentina. Prior to that Chacon lost a shot at the WBA Super World Bantamweight title in a 12 round unanimous decision loss to Anselmo Moreno in a bout that took place in Panama. It was the only title shot that Chacon has ever had in a career that goes back to 2004.
Considering the situation we have to take the big chalk McDonnell in this one.