James DeGale

James DeGale rocketed to fame by winning Gold in Beijing in 2008 to become the Olympic Champion.

James "Chunky" DeGale

His victory in the Olympics came via hugely impressive and tough fought wins against former Olympic gold medalist from Athens Bakhtiyar Artayev, Irish hopeful Darren Sutherland and the highly rated Cuban Emilio Correa Jr. Indeed, both Sutherland and Correa had previously beaten DeGale in close fights in 2007 and 2008 but when it mattered, on the biggest amateur stage of all, DeGale did the business and added Olympic Gold to his Commonwealth Bronze and two ABA titles.

And he’s certainly done the business so far since turning professional with experienced promoter Frank Warren on December 2nd 2008, notching up 9 wins from 9 and becoming British Champion in the process. In particular, DeGale looked very strong in dispatching Ciaran Healy inside the first round at the MEN Arena in July, performing on the undercard of fellow Olympic medallist Amir Khan’s world title triumph against Andreas Kotelnik. Displaying a more aggressive approach and improved punching power to compliment his obvious skill and handspeed, DeGale was able to blow away Healy in the same manner he’d defeated Jindrich Kubin 8 weeks previously.

Encouraging signs and exactly what’s needed if DeGale is to fulfill his potential and his dreams of becoming a World Champion; “I see British boxers win world titles and think ‘that’s me all over’ – the big stadiums, the crowds, the lights,” said DeGale. “My first aim was to become an Olympian and the second aim is to become a professional world champion.”

And who better to help him do that than pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. who DeGale has been training with in LA, an invaluable experience for the young Brit. Degale said, “My trip to Vegas and Mayweather’s camp has been better than expected and without any doubt it has made me realise the saying we use “If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”. Mayweather never fails. As part of my learning curb I will certainly be following his script.”

Well, it’s still early days but the script is reading well so far and DeGale undoubtedly has all the pedigree to make it to the top and convert amateur medals into professional titles, and I for one am expecting a seriously exciting journey.

Next Fight: May 21st, O2 Arena, London

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10 responses

25 10 2009
miss Carmina de Gale

Just to let you know we are all very proud of you and rooting for you to win your next fight on friday 30th Oct’09 in Liverpool. Xx

21 11 2009
Miss Carmina de Gale

Your 4th win,
was worth the watching,
you deserved to win,
showing you are a born fighter
with clearly a killer instinct and knew when to go for the kill,
your training paid off, which you kept control of with the will to win and the
stamina to step up the pace.
Many thanks for the memory!

2 12 2009
Miss Carmina de Gale

James all the winning Best for your 5th fight at the Metro Radio Arena newcastle
on 5th December’09. Sure is a pre-xmas fight, make it your best win ever! x

6 12 2009
Miss Carmina de Gale

Well done winning your 5th fight,
you dancer you laboured in that points and won good for you James Chunk de Gale.
Carmina x

3 01 2010
Miss Carmina de Gale

‘out with the old year and in with the new decade’
Happy New Year 2010
Wishing you the best winning year ever James ‘Chunky’ de Gale

16 05 2010
Miss Carmina de Gale

Hi James
Well done winning your 6th Boxing fight and you are a hero, by getting your Lonsdale title and Belt. Good for you. All the winning best for your next fight.
I hope you get time to be able to read all your comments.

8 12 2010
Miss Carmina de Gale

James ‘Chunky’ de Gale, All the winning best for your 11th fight on Saturday 11 December 2010, with Paul Smith at Liverpool Echo Arena. Enjoy your celebrations and the festive season too. Supporter Miss Carmina de Gale xx

6 05 2011
Carmina de Gale

Well Done James winning your fight in Braehead, Glasgow, had a toast for you at Berties in the Caribbean, especially as it was your first fight for 2011.
‘All the Winning Best’ on 21 May 2011 at 02 Arena, I will be rooting for you, and so
will my family, friends, and colleagues on and off shift.
Carmina x

7 05 2011
Carmina de Gale

British Champion James ‘CHUNKY’ de Gale. Welcome to your Mega proffessional
Home coming fight. Bring it on at London’s 02 Arena on 21st May 2011. Just for you
at long last, trust me, have no regrets as you are the winning best. A great and skilled fighter, that’s why you are our new British Champion and will always be our number one
Olympic Gold Medalist, you are the Biz, Big Time, Real Time. Stay positively focused and controlled, all your training has been worth it and has already paid off ten times and more, it is a emotional one. Thanks to your precious Diamond parents, Family, Girlfriend and promoter Frank Warren and your trainer Jim McDonell. Keep your sense of humour, be happy, have a laugh, achieve success and keep all your drieams coming through, not long now till 21/05/11 and 2012. Stay courageous, productive and positive.
James you have the talent and ability, use all your opportunity to be the winning best and be all you can be. I want all your Dreams to come true. (didnae worry-use that energy to punch n block n Win) Carmina de Gale and Family x

2 09 2011
research papers

The fried of the filfinnes manny facman!

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