Opinion | Apr 06 2018

James DeGale: ‘This time has turned me into a beast’

In his own words, James DeGale promises a dominant performance as he prepares to attempt to win back his world title in Las Vegas
James DeGale
James-DeGale  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

“MY last performance was horrendous. It was shocking and embarrassing. I’m not going to make excuses about my shoulder and what went wrong. On Saturday night, I will be a two-time world champion. I promise you that.

“I’ve boxed at the top level my whole life and put on some good performances. I know what was wrong with me and why I performed how I did in the first fight. I’m going to put it to rest when I become a world champion again.

“It’s been a long, difficult training camp. I had a gray cloud above my head the last couple of months, but I’m ready to go become a world champion again on Saturday.