News | Dec 12 2017

The message Eddie Hearn sent James DeGale after shock defeat to Caleb Truax

The boxing world ponders what next for former IBF world champion James DeGale
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Boxing - James DeGale vs Caleb Truax - IBF World Super-Middleweight Title  |  Action Images/Reuters/Peter Cziborra

EDDIE HEARN, the former promoter of James DeGale, has commented on the super-middleweight’s shock defeat on Saturday (December 9) that saw the Briton lose his IBF world title to Caleb Truax.

“I think I would [work with him again]. James, I see him as a friend. But I just think that the way he’s managed his career has been a shambles from start to finish. He’s been everywhere. He was with [Frank] Warren, then [Mick] Hennessy, then he’s come to us, then he signed with [Al] Haymon. He’s not boxing often, then he’s boxing in the States. Then he’s back in the UK. Now he’s signed with Warren again,” Hearn told Boxing News.

DeGale had a one-fight deal with Frank Warren, with a view to possibly continuing the arrangement in future.