Jamie McDonnell wins vacant title

Updated: May 11, 2013, 7:35 PM ET
Associated Press

DONCASTER, England -- Jamie McDonnell won the vacant IBF bantamweight title, edging previously unbeaten Julio Ceja with a controversial majority decision in his home ring on Saturday.

The favored Ceja, who entered with a 24-0 record and 22 knockouts, threw meaty shots throughout the 12 rounds, none better than a left hook to McDonnell's chin in the 11th.

But McDonnell absorbed everything thrown by the 20-year-old Mexican, and a strong final round persuaded the judges to give ...

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