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DeGale: I Feel Sorry For What Groves Will Look Like

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

JAMES DeGALE plans to become a model pro after his domestic dust-up with bitter rival George Groves on Saturday.

James DeGale meets Commonwealth belt holder Groves in front of 20,000 fans at London’s 02 Arena.

The Olympic gold medallist is convinced he’ll win – then says he will swap the ring walk for the catwalk before his next fight.

Good-looking DeGale, 25, is in demand in the modelling world and has turned down a string of assignments to concentrate on Saturday’s clash.

And the unbeaten Londoner, who has knocked out eight of his 10 victims, says the fight will be so easy there’s no danger of his good looks getting damaged.

He said: “There will be plenty of time to concentrate on modelling once this fight is over and before my next one comes along.

“Then, once my boxing career is over, I can devote more time to it because I don’t plan on taking much punishment.

“It’s flattering to get all this attention, but all I want to do at the moment is give everything to boxing and that demands a lot of concentration.”

DeGale has been the target of jibes from Groves ahead of a bout between two fighters who show genuine animosity for each other.

He said: “I keep reading Groves thinks I’m some celebrity wannabe. He wouldn’t be saying that if he saw me at the gym day in, day out.”

And on the fight, he said: “The guy I call Ugly Kid Groves hasn’t got a chance. I feel sorry for him now, let alone what he is going to look like after I have destroyed him at the O2.

“He definitely won’t be following me down the catwalk! It’s lucky for him that all he has got to lose is his Commonwealth belt – because his good looks went a long time ago.

“My mind is totally focused on beating George. It’s a grudge match and the fans are in for a real treat.

“At the moment it’s all about being a model – a model pro when I step between the ropes.”

The DeGale v Groves fight is on a bill topped by Nathan Cleverly’s WBO world light-heavyweight title bid against Jurgen Brahmer.

THE DeGale-Groves fight will be screened live on Sky Box Office in HD from the O2 Arena on Saturday night.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aptnorthsea on 05-18-2011

DeGay will need a shopping trolly for the cat walk to hold his head! he has underestimated Groves cause he is an improving fighter, Groves KO Rd 8

Comment by niallcollins on 05-18-2011

evry day this f-uckin [email protected] has another stupid thing 2 say.hope he gets ktfo by groves!!!! although that probably still wont shut him up

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