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James DeGale

Updated on May 25, 2015

DeGale Makes History

James DeGale made history on May 23, 2015 by becoming the only British boxer in history to win both an Olympic gold medal & a professional world title when he defeated Andre Dirrell in Boston by unanimous decision.

DeGale is now looking to unify the division as he continues his incredible journey into the history books as a uniquely gifted British talent of the modern era. Names such as Andre Ward, Carl Froch & others are now in the frame for the man known as 'Chunky' as his stars continues to rise in the world of professional boxing & the mass media.

James DeGale joins a list of exceptional champions of the past who have managed the feat of Olympic Gold & professional world titles:

Muhammad Ali; Sugar Ray Leonard; Oscar De La Hoya; Frankie Genaro; Yuriorkis Gamboa; Guillermo Rigondeaux; Joel Casamayor; Kennedy McKinney; Pernell Whitaker; Vasyl Lomachenko; Mark Breland; Floyd Patterson; Michael Spinks; Leon Spinks; Andre Ward; Joe Frazier; George Foreman; Ray Mercer; Lennox Lewis*; Wladimir Klitschko; Aleksandr Povetkin; Meldrick Taylor; Frank Tate & David Reid.

James DeGale with Trainer Jim McDonnell

James DeGale with Jim McDonnell
James DeGale with Jim McDonnell | Source

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James DeGale with his mum & dad.

James DeGale with his mum & dad.
James DeGale with his mum & dad. | Source

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