Olympic gold medalist James DeGale (12-1, 9 KOs) made the first defense of his European super middleweight title against Italian former world and European champ Cristian Sanavia (45-6-1, 13 KOs) via one-sided fourth-round stoppage in Denmark.
From the very beginning it became obvious that the UK's DeGale was superior to Sanavia in just about every way. The Italian would march forward and make the effort to press his opponent, but he lacked the speed to catch the mobile DeGale and lacked the power to make a difference in the narrative of the bout.
Instead, Sanavia took quick shots, upstairs and downstairs, from the Brit, easily losing the first three rounds on the scorecards.
The fourth round seemed to be simply more of the same, but Sanavia would oddly double over and fall to the canvas up close to Degale and without a punch having landed. He would get up, only to be dropped three more times, this time with DeGale actually landing punches, before the fight was stopped.
On the un...