News | Dec 10 2017

Boxing results: James DeGale reacts to devastating defeat

'I’ve got to go back to the drawing board,' says James DeGale
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Boxing - James DeGale vs Caleb Truax - IBF World Super-Middleweight Title  |  Action Images/Reuters/Peter Cziborra

JAMES DEGALE says he needs to go back to the drawing board after a shock defeat to Caleb Truax saw him lose his IBF super-middleweight world title.

The 31-year-old was making the fourth defence of his title but the home crowd at London’s Copper Box were left disappointed following a bruising majority decision defeat for the former Olympic champion.

One judge scored the fight as a draw at 114-114, but further scores of 115-112 and 116-112 in favour of the American challenger condemned DeGale to only the second defeat of his career.

James DeGale was beaten on a majority decision
James DeGale was beaten on a majority decision (Steven Paston/PA)

 

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