News | Feb 13 2019

James DeGale insists the retirement of George Groves hasn’t rattled him

'He is a weirdo,' says James DeGale but insists, 'I don’t care about George Groves’ career; he’s retired'
James DeGale
BOXING  |  Lawrence Lustig

JAMES DEGALE will consider retirement after next week’s grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr.

The 33-year-old finally fights his long-term rival at London’s O2 Arena on February 23, and could then end his decorated career regardless of the outcome.

DeGale demonstrated potential signs of decline in his two fights against Caleb Truax, which came after a bruising draw with Badou Jack and has since been followed by him vacating his IBF super-middleweight title and the retirement of another rival, George Groves.