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    On this day in 2015: James DeGale wins super-middleweight title

    On May 23, 2015 James DeGale won the IBF super-middleweight title against Andre Dirrell in Boston.

    Here, the PA news agency takes a look back at the fight.

    After Carl Froch vacated the IBF super-middleweight title due to injury, challengers DeGale and Dirrell were paired together. The bout took place at the Agganis Arena in Boston and DeGale put on the performance of his career, completely outboxing the American. He floored Dirrell twice in the second round, but could not force a knockout. However, the Briton had done enough to earn a comfortable unanimous points victory, with two judges scoring the fight 114–112 and the third 117–109.



    In beating Dirrell and becoming world champion, DeGale earned a slice of history. He became the first British boxer to win an Olympic gold as an amateur and then win a world title as a professional. The Londoner topped the podium at the 2008 Beijing Games. Only Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams, have followed suit.

    DeGale took on Sweden’s Badou Jack in a unification fight, but it was declared a draw so he retained his IBF belt. But he lost it in his next defence against Caleb Truax at London’s Copper Box on a majority decision only to claim it back in a rematch five months later with a unanimous points decision. A routine knockout victory over Fidel Munoz followed before DeGale’s career ended in 2019 when he was beaten on points by Chris Eubank Jr and subsequently retired.

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    Had doubts about DeGale early on but turned out to be an interesting run. Liked when he came over to beat Dirrell and some fireworks with Medina and Jack. Hope he's done for good though as honestly he looked like a ko waiting to happen late with the lesser of the Eubanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicoli View Post
    Had doubts about DeGale early on but turned out to be an interesting run. Liked when he came over to beat Dirrell and some fireworks with Medina and Jack. Hope he's done for good though as honestly he looked like a ko waiting to happen late with the lesser of the Eubanks.
    De Gale also had a high quality match up early in his career against George Groves. He also seemed hampered by injury and poor personality. I am glad he put on that good run which you mentioned when he won the title, went on the road defending it and made good money.

    I do not think he will comeback losing to Eubank Junior would be embarrassing for him especially knowing Groves handled him so easily.
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    Tony Bellew becomes WBC world cruiserweight champion

    On May 29, 2016 Tony Bellew won the vacant WBC world cruiserweight title with a third-round knockout of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park.

    Here, the PA news agency takes a look back at that fight.

    Bellew got the chance to fight for the WBC world cruiserweight title after reigning champion Grigory Drozd vacated the belt due to injury. The Liverpudlian was not overly keen on facing the Congolese fighter, describing him as his “worst nightmare”. A southpaw, with a big punch, Makabu had the ability to cause Bellew problems. The British fighter had home advantage on his side, though, with the bout staged at Everton’s Goodison Park stadium. Bellew is a devoted Everton fan, making it a special night for him.



    Fears about Makabu were well-placed as his power caught Bellew cold in the first round and sent him to the canvas, even though he had dominated. A long night looked on the cards, but Bellew recovered and delivered a barrage of left hooks in the third round that floored Makabu, with the referee intervening. It was a glorious moment for Bellew, who won a world title at the third attempt after previous bouts against Nathan Cleverly and Adonis Stevenson had ended in defeat.

    After a routine defence against BJ Flores, Bellew stepped up to heavyweight to settle his rivalry with David Haye. Bellew beat a heavily impaired Haye with an 11th-round knockout. The pair had a lucrative rematch, which Bellew again won with a convincing display. He returned to cruiserweight to take on undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk, but lost and subsequently retired.

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    I was wanting Bellew to beat Usyk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSavingByTheBell View Post
    I was wanting Bellew to beat Usyk.

    I never wanted Bellew to win but when I heard him interviewed before this world title fight at his favourite football teams stadium I wanted him to win. It was a very exciting and dramatic fight so glad he achieved his dream.
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    I though Khan won gold for some reason. Were there any Brits who did and came close to a belt in the pros? Surprised Degale was the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p4pking View Post
    I though Khan won gold for some reason. Were there any Brits who did and came close to a belt in the pros? Surprised Degale was the first.
    Khan won a silver medal in 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by p4pking View Post
    I though Khan won gold for some reason. Were there any Brits who did and came close to a belt in the pros? Surprised Degale was the first.
    Khan won a silver medal in 2004.
    Mesa from Cuba beat him

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    On this Day in 2014: Carl Froch again proves too strong for George Groves

    Carl Froch defeated George Groves for a second time at Wembley Stadium on this day (May 31) six years ago.

    The 36-year-old produced a sensational knockout to see off the challenger and hold on to his WBA and IBF super middleweight belts.

    Here, the PA news agency takes a look back at that fight.

    The pair had fought in Manchester six months earlier with younger man Groves upsetting the favourite early on. Froch admitted he had taken Groves lightly after being floored in the first round and outboxed in the early stages, before triumphing courtesy of a controversial ninth-round stoppage.

    Promoter Eddie Hearn, naturally perhaps, talked up the second contest as the “biggest fight in British boxing history”, but his bold statement was backed up by ticket sales as an 80,000 sell-out crowd descended on Wembley. It was the biggest British boxing attendance since 90,000 watched Len Harvey and Jock McAvoy fight for the British light heavyweight belt in London’s White City Stadium in 1939.



    Froch brought a record of 32 wins and two defeats to the ring, with 23 knockouts, compared with Groves’ 19-1 (15KOs). The Nottingham fighter had won his first world title in 2008 and had nine successful world title fights to his name, as well as losses against Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward. But he knew his legacy was at stake in the domestic contest as 26-year-old Groves looked to step up a level.

    It proved a generally cagier contest than the first fight with little between the two men until it erupted in the eighth round. As Groves let his guard slip for a split second, Froch unleashed the shot which saw the challenger crumple to the canvas unconscious. The champion said: “I knew it was only going to take a couple of big right hands to the chin and I timed it perfectly. It’s a 12-round sport, last time I was rushing it, I was trying to catch him with that shot in round one and ended up walking into one and it made for a spectacle. That was a tactical, stand-off fight.” Groves said: “Obviously I felt I was doing very well in the fight, I was in my groove and I was boxing well but it’s boxing. I’ve got to hold my hands up – Carl caught me with a shot but I’ll come back bigger, better and stronger.”



    Froch described the winning shot as “the best punch of my life” and it proved to be his last. An elbow injury forced him to pull out of a Las Vegas swansong against Julio Cesar Chavez and he announced his retirement in July 2015. Groves suffered defeat in his third world title challenge, against Badou Jack, but patience paid off in May 2017 when he defeated Fedor Chudinov to claim the WBA title. The Londoner defended it against Jamie Cox and Chris Eubank Jr before suffering defeat in his last fight against Callum Smith in the World Boxing Super Series final.

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