Thursday, December 12, 2019
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James DeGale retires from boxing at 33 after A decade as being a professional

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James DeGale has retired from boxing following his unanimous points defeat by Chris Eubank Jr.

The 33-year-old, a two-times world super-middleweight champion as well as 2008 Olympic middleweight champion, was the first British boxer to win an Olympic gold medal as well as a professional world title.

Chris Eubank Jr beats James DeGale to transmit Londoner towards retirement

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DeGale said: “Today marks Decade since my professional debut fight last month 28, 2009, and today is a day My business is announcing my retirement from boxing. It is fantastic journey and i have had an incredible decade – if I’m honest, the most effective several years of warring.”

The Londoner rose to prominence in 2019 when winning his first world title belt, against Andre Dirrell in the US, before defending it three times over the Atlantic.

He said: “It’s difficult to admit I am not saying the fighter One time i was but I’m human and in the act my injuries have taken a toll – both on my small body and mind, which holidays contributed to my performance while in the ring.

“I lost the battle on Saturday for the O2 but I’m touched to have a good send-off in the fans during my home city. I’m proud to express that I’ve made history because first recorded British Olympian boxer in order to turn professional and then to win a new title and i’m also proud to possess been a road warrior – to travel wherever I desired to generally be to deal with and win. There’s nothing left to prove.”

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