Date: 18th May 2013 at 12:18pm
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Last night, over in Quebec, James DeGale registered the fifteenth win of his professional career.

Facing the experienced, but limited Canadian fighter ? Sebastien Demers, DeGale took his opponent out in round two, earlier than we?d anticipated in our pre-fight build-up.

Making his debut, on North American soil, DeGale looked a class above his opponent with some crisp punching dispiriting his opponent. Stung in the first round, Demers had no answer to an uppercut, in round two, that saw him floored and the referee?s intervention ensured it was a short nights? work for DeGale.

However, whilst DeGale continues to rebuild his career, after the loss to George Groves, any world title aspirations may need to be tested by opponents of a higher calibre than Deemrs,a boxer who took the fight at a weeks? notice and a boxer who hadn?t won in three years.

Nevertheless, DeGale was particularly buoyant after the fight remarking to the media,

‘I wasn’t messing around.’

‘I got in there and he felt too slow and I could see the shots coming so I opened up on him?

‘The finishing shot was a nice uppercut. We’ve been working on the inside and I’m learning in the gym every day.?

‘Give me a couple more fights to keep the momentum going and I’m willing to fight anyone.?

‘I will be a world champion by the end of this year.’


A bold claim and one that we feel still requires some substantiation for us to buy into the DeGale prediction.