Originally Posted by Tonyu
Hi Tom - I don't hate Degale I can't hate anyone I have never met - I dislike him and despise him for his attitude and how from the word go hedisrespects Groves and his utter treatment of him leading up to their fight calling him insulting names etc and his never done much as pro so far - his a bigmouth yob and he needs to grow up now his starting the Calzaghe v Froch rivalry all over again where peoples opinions are split - he needs to concentrate on his next fight instead of all this rubbish.
The Groves fight had genuine bad blood between them which is what made it so exciting, a big part of that was Degale's (occasionally poor) smack talk.
I dunno i just think we should judge him on his actions rather than his personality. At moment he isnt really doing anything that i wouldnt expect a prospect to do. Working his way up the rankings, picking up british/commonwealth/euro titles, now moving slowly into world level with WBC silver. Him expressing a desire to fight the top guys in the division is not bad or unexpected. Its not like he is claiming he deserves a shot now