News | Feb 24 2019

Boxing results: Chris Eubank Jr wins bruising grudge match with James DeGale

For Chris Eubank Jr victory at the O2 over James DeGale is crucial to his future
Chris Eubank Jr
James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

CHRIS EUBANK Jr has left James DeGale facing retirement after securing the finest victory of his career via a unanimous decision in their IBO Super Middleweight title match in London.

He had previously lost his two biggest fights, against Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves, but improved sufficiently to win an occasion DeGale said would force the loser to retire.

At 29 and with so high a profile there was little risk of that for Eubank Jr, but after his third defeat and a career in which he became the first British Olympic gold medallist to win a world title DeGale  — the loser by scores of 114-112, 115-112 and 117-109 —  has been left with few lucrative options to pursue.

 

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