James DeGale will be hoping to utilise his movement and ‘boxing skills’ to overcome Fulgencio Zúñiga in Hull tonight. The current European super middleweight champion, DeGale, meets the former IBO world champion Zúñiga for the WBC Silver title.
‘I've got to use my feet a lot more than I did in my last fight; I was on the ropes for far too long, but this time I'm going to use my boxing skills, use my feet and box nicely,’ DeGale said.
It is a measure of the high regard that experts have for Paul Smith’s ring talent that, despite capturing British and Commonwealth titles, the personable Scouse super-middle still believes he has plenty more to achieve.
A former senior ABA champion and 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medallist in his teens, ‘Smigga’, who recently turned 30, has lost to James DeGale (reigning European champion) and George Groves (current Commonwealth king).
David Haye’s stablemate and British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion George Groves talks Kenny Anderson, stepping up to elite level, and why he’s not betting on Haye vs Chisora going the distance…
George, do you have a date for your rematch with Kenny Anderson yet?
British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew is at loggerheads with Frank Warren after his solicitors claimed he had severed ties with the promoter, only to have the claims rejected out of hand by Warren.
After four years, umpteen rounds of boxing and enough ups and downs to fill a theme park, Boxing Futures’ favourite Anthony Ogogo finally booked his place at London 2012 last month. The Lowestoft man battled bad luck and injury to be able to spend his summer in London’s East End representing Team GB in the middleweight division of the biggest sporting tournament on the planet. We caught up with the newest member of the Olympic team to talk about his quest for glory.
When Steve O’Meara climbs into the ring at the Troxy in London’s East End on Thursday night not only will he be tussling with ring veteran Bradley Pryce but he’ll also be jostling for space in the crowded market of public attention.
James DeGale successfully defended his European super-middleweight title with a fourth round stoppage of Italian veteran Cristian Sanavia in Frederikshavn, Denmark, on Saturday night.
DeGale controlled the opening couple of rounds but a wobble after he was caught by a shot at the end of the third should arguably have been counted as a knockdown.
The Italian-based promotion company that won the purse bid for James DeGale’s European title defence against Italian Cristian Sanavia have scheduled the contest for April 21 in Denmark.
The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed this week that Italian promoters Round Zero will stage the contest at the Nord Arena in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
Promoter Frank Warren revealed he is in the dark as to why one of his prized assets, James DeGale, wants to leave his stable despite doing ‘well financially’ and being in a ‘good position’ in terms of boxing.
DeGale announced last month that he was leaving Warren's promotional stable but the promoter was quick to deny any split and insist the Olympian honour his contract unless the British Boxing Board of Control ruled in his favour.