Boxing: James DeGale outpoints Caleb Truax to regain IBF world super middleweight title
PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 April 2018
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2008 Olympic champion beats American rival in rematch after losing belt in December
Former Dale Youth amateur James DeGale was delighted to regain the IBF world super middleweight title by outpointing Caleb Truax in Las Vegas.
The 2008 Olympic champion had lost the title in his last bout against Truax at the Copper Box in Stratford in December.
However, the 32-year-old British boxer reclaimed the belt by winning via unanimous decision at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
And DeGale was happy to reclaim his crown, saying: “I’m a two-time world champion and it feels great, when I’m fit and injury free people are going to find it hard to beat me.
“I’ve got my IBF World title back and I’m a proud IBF World Champion and I’m back, I’m back, Team Chunky, we’re back!”
“Two and half years I had that belt for and I lost it to Truax last December, he embarrassed me and I’ve come back and I’ve got back my title,”
“Me on my day, I’m switched on and very hard to beat.”
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