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DeGale wants Jim in his corner

PUBLISHED: 16:37 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:26 24 August 2010

JAMES DeGale is set to confirm former European featherweight champion Jim McDonnell as his new trainer during the next few days. The Olympic middleweight gold medallist has already announced that he will remain based in London when his professional career

JAMES DeGale is set to confirm former European featherweight champion Jim McDonnell as his new trainer during the next few days.

The Olympic middleweight gold medallist has already announced that he will remain based in London when his professional career gets under way in the new year.

And McDonnell is the favourite to oversee DeGale's transition to the paid ranks, with the Harlesden star - now promoted by Frank Warren - poised for his debut in February.

"I talked to a lot of potential trainers, including some guys in the north of England, but I've decided to stay in London because that is where my home is," said DeGale.

"I need someone who will push me hard. I'll be training solidly now until I fight, and the only day I will have off is Christmas Day."

McDonnell, 48, is already working with DeGale's ex-Dale Youth clubmate Steve O'Meara.

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