Boxing

After 10 years as a pro, James DeGale has officially retired from boxing following his recent loss to Chris Eubank Jr. in London, England. This was an expected move for the 33-year-old DeGale (25-3-1, 15 KOs), as he was soundly beaten by a fighter that many believe that he would have had a fairly easy time beating in his prime.

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“I want it all and I want it now.” Those lyrics by the rock group Queen describe the sentiments of boxing fans perfectly. With lack of institutional control and pre-made schedules (as opposed to leagues such as the National Football League or the Premier League), each time a bout is announced that does not match the perceived best fighters, that announcement causes a massive letdown among fans.

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George Groves says it’s time for former IBF super middleweight champion James ‘Chunky’ DeGale (25-3-1, 15 KOs) to hang up his gloves and retire following his 12 round unanimous decision loss to Chris Eubank Jr. (28-2, 21 KOs) last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Lesson learned: don’t overstay your career. When you’re shot, it’s time to walk away from the sport. DeGale stuck around a little too long, and got worked over and body slammed by Eubank Jr. tonight.

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Joe Joyce (8-0, 8 KOs) will be fighting next for the WBA heavyweight world title against champion Manuel Charr after stopping Bermane Stiverne (25-4-1, 21 KO) in the sixth round on Saturday night.

Joyce used his size and his high volume punching style to batter the former World Boxing Council heavyweight title holder Stiverne for six rounds before the referee stopped the fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The fight was shown on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing in the U.S.

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After more than six years in the making, this Saturday night, James DeGale (25-2-1) and Chris Eubank Jr. (27-2) will finally share a ring. As I’m sat in the shadows of the O2 Arena following today’s pre-fight press conference, where they will do battle in two days’ time, I thought it as good a time as any to pick out ten talking points and questions that will be answered late into Saturday night when two of Britain’s best super-middleweights collide on ITV Box Office.

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has given up all hope of landing a unification fight against three-belt unified champion Anthony Joshua in 2019. Wilder says he’s already been told that there’s no chance of getting a fight Joshua this year, and that the match won’t take place, if alt all until 2020. Wilder doesn’t understand why Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) won’t face him. He thinks the reason he’s being put on the back-burner by Matchroom Boxing is because he’s a “dangerous” opponent for Joshua.

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