News | Jun 23 2017

James DeGale update: ‘He’ll be the best he’s ever been’

James DeGale hopes to be out before the end of the year - and could be better than ever
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James DeGale in action against Badou Jack  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

JAMES DeGALE will defy his critics and come back better than ever after recovering from an operation which solved a long-term shoulder injury, according to his trainer Jim McDonnell.

DeGale underwent surgery earlier this month on his right shoulder, during which a 180 degree tear was found – extending his projected recovery time.

He last fought in January, battling to a draw with Badou Jack in a gruelling fight, and McDonnell – who has trained James for his entire professional career – cannot wait to see the improvements his charge will make once he’s back in the gym.