James DeGale’s bid to unify the IBF and WBC titles against Badou Jack may have ended in failure, but the Harlesden boxer can come away from a thrilling fight with plenty of plaudits after a heroic display in New York on Saturday.
James DeGale’s trainer, Jim McDonnell, says the Harlesden fighter’s mentality and maturity has grown during his latest camp ahead of his huge unification clash against Badou Jack next month in New York.
Kilburn’s Matthew Chanda believes his performance against Duke Micah proves he can mix it with the best, despite his defeat to the Ghanian on a split decision in Saturday’s Commonwealth bantamweight title fight.
Former Dale Youth ABC star George Groves is getting set for a career-defining clash with Germany’s two-time world title challenger and former European champion Eduard Gutknecht at the SSE Arena in Wembley this Friday.
Ties in the NFL are very rare, especially as overtime remains essentially sudden-death, but for the second time in three games (the penultimate one of the previous week ended at 6–6) then teams played 75 minutes and could not be separated.
Kilburn boxer Matthew Chanda has his eyes on a English title fight within the next couple of months, and says this weekend’s bout with Luke Fash will provide him with the perfect preparation ahead of that.
As if it wasn’t hard enough pursuing a professional boxing career, former Dale Youth ABC starlet Dean Richardson has also been putting in some hard graft outside the ring, as he takes the final steps towards becoming a licensed black taxi driver.
James DeGale’s trainer, Jim McDonnell, is in confident mood ahead of the Harlesden boxer’s second mandatory defence of his IBF super-middleweight championship this Saturday, but has warned him he needs to stay ‘switched on’ throughout.