DeGale: ‘I’ll cut Groves down to size’
DeGale, who was out-pointed by Groves in their amateur days, has been chopping trees in Essex as he starts his hardest training camp to date for the mandatory defence.
Speaking of his Rocky-style training, DeGale said, ‘Chopping logs is a bit old-school, but it means my core strength will be fantastic come fight night.
‘We're mixing some old-fashioned training with some cutting edge stuff as well. And Jimmy [McDonnell] is such a sadist when it comes to the gym there is no way that I will be cutting corners.
‘The only thing I will be cutting is Groves down to size when we meet again on May 21. I'm going to take an axe to his ambitions of getting his hands on my British title.
‘There's no way that he beats me in this fight. Not only are our titles on the line but pride is as well, and I can't have him taking my belt back to west London.’