Truax to defend, DeGale to avenge in rematch

After losing his super middleweight world title to Caleb Truax in an upset loss last year, James DeGale will try to win it back in a rematch with Truax on April 7.
9 days ago

DeGale beats Dirrell by decision to claim IBF super middleweight title

  James DeGale became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal and a professional world title Saturday, unanimously outpointing Andre Dirrell at Boston University's Agganis Arena to take the vacant International Boxing Federation super middleweight title. The London boxer improved to 21-1, receiving winning scores of 114-112 from judges Dan Fitzgerald and Howard Foster...
Via Associated Press
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

James DeGale Beats Andre Dirrell In Surprisingly Good Fight

James DeGale and Andre Dirrell waged a close battle Saturday on NBC — and it was actually a battle, contrary to our expectations of a hunt-and-peck affair — and DeGale came out on top by decision, despite visiting from the U.K. and taking on the “house” fighter. The two super middleweights took turns being totally sloppy, which was both to their discredit and made the bout better...
Via The Queensbury Rules
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hype Or Fluff? Dirrell & DeGale Flare Up At Weigh-In

BOSTON, MA — On Saturday, super middleweights Andre Dirrell and James DeGale take center stage when they compete for the IBF super middleweight title on the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions at Boston’s Agganis Arena. The build up and promotion has been par for the course for the most part but at today’s weigh-in under the Bean City skies, the combatants turned up the...
Via BadCulture
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

James DeGale: I’ll go to hell and back to win

James DeGale has warned Andre Dirrell that he is ready to pour his heart and soul into winning the vacant IBF Super Middleweight title in Boston on Saturday night. DeGale and Dirrell came face to face at a press conference at Fenway Park yesterday and the Londoner will be swinging for the fence in an attempt to write his name into British boxing history. ‘Chunky’ has already spoken...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

More details on DeGale vs. Dirrell; set for Boston on May 23

A Memorial Day weekend showdown takes center stage when Olympic stars battle it out as 2004 Bronze medalist for the United States Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) meets 2008 Gold medalist for Great Britain James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) in a super middleweight bout as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC comes to Boston on Saturday, May 23 live on NBC and NBCSN in the US, and live on Sky...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors Boxing wins purse bid for DeGale vs. Dirrell

The purse bid for the Super Middleweight Championship contest between James DeGale and Andre Dirrell took place today, March 10, 2015, at the IBF office in Springfield, NJ. The bidders were Warriors Boxing Promotions and Mathchroom Sport. The winning bid came from Warriors Boxing Promotions at $3,100,000.00. Matchroom Sport bid $2,105,000.00. The purse will be split 50/50. Warriors...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

James DeGale Blows Hot And Cold In Points Win Over Felgencio Zuniga

Harlesden super middleweight James “Chunky” DeGale largely dominated a dogged Fulgencio Zuniga in Hull, Saturday evening, yet he didn’t have everything his own way after the Barranquilla veteran came on over the second half of the contest. The Londoner almost took Zuniga out in round 3, had the Colombian hurt and teetering on the brink at several junctures during the remainder of...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Al Bernstein to be part of DeGale-Zuniga broadcast team on Channel 5 in the UK

Hall of Fame Boxing Broadcaster Al Bernstein returns as a presenter on the Channel 5 boxing broadcasts for the Saturday, December 8 show featuring European Super Middleweight Champ James DeGale vs Fulgencio Zuniga. Fans throughout the United Kingdom see the Channel 5 broadcasts, promoted by Hennessy Sports. DeGale came back after a six month layoff to win his last match against...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

James DeGale stops Cristian Sanavia in 4

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...
Via FOX Sports
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Winners & losers from the NCAA Tournament's opening rounds

Sports & Politics Intersect: Presidential sports coverage from coast-to-coast

The 'Braves new world' quiz

NHL Weekender: Kings, Avs pushing their way into the postseason

Top 10 players at every MLB position for the 2018 season

Jamal Murray's heel turn is exactly what the Nuggets need

The '30 for #30' quiz

Why you should watch this year's NCAA Tournament

Why you shouldn't watch this year's NCAA Tournament

Marc-Andre Fleury's resurgence in the desert

For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker