Date: 3rd November 2017 at 4:11pm
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In Monte Carlo, on Saturday night Jamie McDonnell will be making a defence of his WBA bantamweight world title.

McDonnell will be facing Liborio Solis in a re-match of a fight that took place almost a year ago and a fight that saw the scoring disputed.

At the end of the twelve rounds, the judges decreed that McDonnell had taken the verdict by scores of:

? 116 ? 112
? 115 ? 113
? 117 ? 111

all in favour of the English fighter.

Any boxing pundits thought that Solis, now the number 3 contender, had won the fight.

This Saturday, at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Solis will be looking for revenge and to wrench the title from the grasp of McDonnell.

Talking about the first fight between the two, back in November 2016, Solis has remarked to the media,

?The English fans and the press said that I won, I got messages from them and, he looked totally surprised as did his corner when they read out the verdict.

?I?m fired up to show that he didn?t beat me. I?m not assuming anything though, anyone can have a bad night and maybe that was his bad night.?

And on having to wait almost a year for a re-match, Solis further added,

?It was annoying that the rematch didn?t happen quickly.

?But as much as the year out may have affected me it will have affected him as well so there is no advantage there. He may have been trying to avoid the rematch because he knows it was a robbery. He himself was surprised when they read out the verdict. I don?t know why he?s been avoiding me?he doesn?t have anywhere to run to now.

The fight has all the makings of an interesting bout, can McDonnell hold on to his belt or will Solis have too much desire and ring craft for the English fighter?