Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

DeGale: I'd Never Be in Position For Froch's Big Right!

James DeGale earned the chance to face Carl Froch after beating Brandon Gonzales in a fourth-round stoppage at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

DeGale lost to Groves in a controversial points decision in 2011 but may face his fellow Londoner again after a dominant display against Gonzales.

The victory means DeGale is now the mandatory IBF challenger to the super-middleweight title.

DeGale, who won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, came out of the traps fast in the first round with two early hits and continued to dominate the opening exchanges with some excellent sequences.

Gonzales seemed to gather himself after a bruising start and was able to shut down DeGale's space with greater effect in round two and three.

The 28-year-old Londoner opened up midway through round four however with a series of explosive punches which sent Gonzales crashing to the floor with three big hits.

The American rose to his feet but was unable to buy himself the time he needed.

DeGale again unleashed with three more shots to Gonzales' head and as the American wobbled, the fight was stopped in the Londoner's favour.

DeGale said: "I did exactly what I wanted to do tonight, which was put in a performance. In front of nearly 80,000 at Wembley, it's fantastic. The atmosphere is brilliant.

"I'm going to have to watch it back but I hit him with good, clean shots and he was hurt. I'm 100 percent ready for a world title shot now. That was a final eliminator so that's it, I'm mandated to fight for the IBF. 

"I've always said I'm all wrong for Carl Froch. I've got huge respect for the man but when we fight I'm very confident of beating him. I wouldn't get into that position to be hit with one of those big right hands."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by !! Shawn on 06-02-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14611971]James DeGale earned the chance to face Carl Froch after beating Brandon Gonzales in a fourth-round stoppage at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. DeGale lost to Groves in a controversial points decision in 2011 but may face his fellow Londoner again…

Comment by theboy_racer on 06-02-2014

He doesn't get enough hype For me, he is our most talented fighter in Britain and if you can't see his quality then you DKSAB He is better than Groves (won that fight imo) and for me would beat Froch…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 06-02-2014

[QUOTE=GhostBlade;14614945]Anyone outside of the U.K. knows DeGale is a bum. The way they're hyping this guy it's unbelievable.[/QUOTE] In what way are "they" hyping him? DeGale has been flying under the radar for the past few years, he's hardly been…

Comment by Weebler I on 06-02-2014

[QUOTE=Cloud;14614941]I don't see anything when I watch DeGale.. he gets hit [I]a lot[/I]. I'd take Froch in that fight.[/QUOTE] I do, he can take a shot and he's deceptively awkward for opponents. He's able to switch stance, fight on the…

Comment by GhostBlade on 06-02-2014

Anyone outside of the U.K. knows DeGale is a bum. The way they're hyping this guy it's unbelievable.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Kovalev Feels Boost With Russian Coach For Andre Ward Rematch Photos: Andrzej Fonfara Open Workout For Stevenson Rematch Kudryashov vs. Durodola II Undercard is Coming Together Felix Alvarado, Rene Alvarado, Byron Rojas Get Knockout Wins Groves: I'm Sure I'll Beat DeGale Again, I Beat Him Twice Already Tim Tszyu Set To Return on July 22 in Toowoomba Sanchez: Golovkin Will Wear Canelo Down By Eight or Ninth Michael Conlan: I Want a Better Opponent Next, A Real Threat Who Can Handle "The Truth" After Brook-Spence? Joshua Could Lose IBF Belt Prior To Klitschko II, Pulev Stands Firm Omar Narvaez vs. Nikolay Potapov For WBO Interim-Title Diego Chaves Lands Grudge Match, Fabian Maidana on Undercard Golden Boy Prez on Working With Cotto Again, Canelo Rematch Povetkin vs. Rudenko Will Require Doping Tests, Says Manager Lipinets' Manager: Indongo Will Face Crawford, Belt Will Be Vacant Roach Relieved, Says Pacquiao Finally Getting Back into Form Miguel Cotto Will Resume Training at Wild Card on July 3 Bellew: Brook Had The Fight Beaten Out of Him By Errol Spence Porter: Spence Sent Message To Entire Welterweight Division Khan Wants to Fight Brook at Bramall Lane Next Summer Spence Broke Brook's Left Orbital Bone, Surgery a Possibility Spence: Brook Had To Quit - Or Eye May Get Permanent Damage Alexander vs. Collazo in Play For Potential Garcia-Broner Card Spence: I Proved Myself; Now It's Time for Thurman to Fight Me! Photos: Errol Spence Drops, Stops Kell Brook - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Groves Finally Does It, Stops Chudinov To Become Champ Callum Smith Pumped, Feels 100% Ready For Anthony Dirrell Groves: Who Wants To Fight Me? I'm Tired of Chasing People Papazov Edges Chaniev, Chebotarev Gets Another Kayo Win Arum: If McGregor Can't Get Mayweather, Then Pacquiao is There! Marquez Fires Back at Miguel Cotto: Take Care of Kamegai First! WBC Asian Boxing Council: Titov and Kurbanov Are Honoured Julio Ceja Drops, Stops Anselmo Moreno in Three Rounds Orlando Salido Gets Off The Floor To Stop Perez in Eight Spence: I Was Sluggish, Wasn't Sharp; Give Myself a B-Minus Video: Errol Spence Gives His Take on Kell Brook Taking a Knee Video: Eddie Hearn on Brook's Future, Groves Winning Belt, More Kell Brook: I Just Couldn't See, I Had To Take a Knee Spence: I Knew Kell Brook Would Break Down If I Pressed Him Video: Errol Spence Discusses KO Title Win at Post Fight Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement