Anderson lands McDonnell

Dudley's Dean Anderson today shaped up for his first title shot against the brother of IBF world championship hopeful Jamie McDonnell.

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Dudley's Dean Anderson today shaped up for his first title shot against the brother of IBF world championship hopeful Jamie McDonnell.

Anderson will travel to the Doncaster Dome on Saturday December 1 to face hometown hero Gavin McDonnell for the British Masters super bantamweight title.

Gavin's sibling Jamie has held the British and European titles at bantam and has a final eliminator for the IBF crown against Vusi Malinga on October 20.

After that, Gavin will look to add to the Masters belt to his central area title with Anderson providing the challenge, dropping down from feather in the process.

'Deano' boxed as recently as last week and further enhanced his reputation as an exciting fighter with a four-round slugfest with Bristol's Harvey Hemsley.

The 25-year-old has seven bouts under his belt and has won five - two inside the distance - but has a draw and a second round stoppage defeat on his record.

Anderson took over a out of the ring after coming a cropper to Birmingham's Sid Razak in 2010, while a compelling brawl with Michael Stupart ended a draw in May.

Despite those blemishes, Anderson has yet to be involved in anything less than a crowd-pleasing contest and even his pro debut was a belter in November 2010.

Adam Hutchinson was halted in the fourth and last round before another toe-to-toe battle saw him outpoint Welshman Chuck Jones a month later.

‘Rockin’ Robin Deakin – who was stopped in two – and Andrejs Podusovs, in another over-the-distance thriller, have also fell to Anderson.