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DeGale beats Dirrell by decision to claim IBF super middleweight title

  James DeGale became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal and a professional world title Saturday, unanimously outpointing Andre Dirrell at Boston University's Agganis Arena to take the vacant International Boxing Federation super middleweight title. The London boxer improved to 21-1, receiving winning scores of 114-112 from judges Dan Fitzgerald and Howard Foster...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

James DeGale Makes History With IBF Super Middleweight Title Win Over Andre Dirrell

BOSTON — James DeGale won the IBF super middleweight belt with a unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell on Saturday afternoon at Agganis Arena. “I am speechless,” DeGale said, via a promoter. “My whole career, what I’ve been building up to is winning a world title, and I have finally done it. It’s an unbelievable feeling, I have made history. I am the first British Olympic...
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

James DeGale Beats Andre Dirrell In Surprisingly Good Fight

James DeGale and Andre Dirrell waged a close battle Saturday on NBC — and it was actually a battle, contrary to our expectations of a hunt-and-peck affair — and DeGale came out on top by decision, despite visiting from the U.K. and taking on the “house” fighter. The two super middleweights took turns being totally sloppy, which was both to their discredit and made the bout...
Via The Queensbury Rules
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale: Tale Of The Tape Ahead Of IBF Title Fight

Andre Dirrell and James DeGale have a lot of similarities entering Saturday’s IBF super middleweight title fight at Agganis Arena in Boston. Both fighters have at least 20 wins, more than 10 knockouts and only one loss on their records. They also own Olympic medals. Each man also understands this fight represents a great chance to further their careers, and that there might not...
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hype Or Fluff? Dirrell & DeGale Flare Up At Weigh-In

BOSTON, MA — On Saturday, super middleweights Andre Dirrell and James DeGale take center stage when they compete for the IBF super middleweight title on the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions at Boston’s Agganis Arena. The build up and promotion has been par for the course for the most part but at today’s weigh-in under the Bean City skies, the combatants turned...
Via BadCulture
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

James DeGale: I’ll go to hell and back to win

James DeGale has warned Andre Dirrell that he is ready to pour his heart and soul into winning the vacant IBF Super Middleweight title in Boston on Saturday night. DeGale and Dirrell came face to face at a press conference at Fenway Park yesterday and the Londoner will be swinging for the fence in an attempt to write his name into British boxing history. ‘Chunky’ has already...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

DeGale: ‘At the end of the day I’m better’ than Dirrell

BOSTON — Championship boxing returns to Boston on Saturday when American fighter and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell steps into the ring to take on 2008 Olympic gold medalist James DeGale of Great Britain with the world super middleweight title on the line. Both of these men bring sparking records into Boston University’s Agganis Arena: Dirrell is 24-1 with 16 knockouts...
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

James DeGale: I’m injury free & you’ll see my best against Andre Dirrell

James DeGale says his “obsession” to create history as the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a world title will drive him on to victory when he faces Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF Super Middleweight title in Boston on Saturday night. DeGale has been biding his time to fight for a title and is now just two days away from reaching his goal following a mammoth training...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

More details on DeGale vs. Dirrell; set for Boston on May 23

A Memorial Day weekend showdown takes center stage when Olympic stars battle it out as 2004 Bronze medalist for the United States Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) meets 2008 Gold medalist for Great Britain James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) in a super middleweight bout as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC comes to Boston on Saturday, May 23 live on NBC and NBCSN in the US, and live on Sky...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors Boxing wins purse bid for DeGale vs. Dirrell

The purse bid for the Super Middleweight Championship contest between James DeGale and Andre Dirrell took place today, March 10, 2015, at the IBF office in Springfield, NJ. The bidders were Warriors Boxing Promotions and Mathchroom Sport. The winning bid came from Warriors Boxing Promotions at $3,100,000.00. Matchroom Sport bid $2,105,000.00. The purse will be split 50/50. Warriors...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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