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James DeGale: There is Talk of Six Fights Next Year

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

OLYMPIC gold medallist James DeGale tonight aims to show some of our most promising ­amateurs how it should be done.

DeGale, who will bid to keep his world title ambitions on track against Colombian ­Fulgencio ­Zuniga in Hull tonight, has been helping ­amateurs from the Frank Bruno Academy in Kent.

The Beijing 2008 gold medal winner took time off from his build-up to help the likes of Ted Cheeseman, 16, a three-times national junior ­champion.

Cheeseman went to DeGale’s gym in Essex, and the pro fighter said: “It was great to show him a couple of things as I am determined to put things back into the game.

“He hopefully learnt something and now I aim to show Ted and other amateurs what can be achieved by defeating Zuniga.

“That will push me further up the ladder and give amateur fighters everywhere the hope that they, too, can make it.”

DeGale will follow his bout with Zuniga, 35, for the vacant WBC silver super-middleweight belt by going straight back into training.

He has a January 26 date for the latest defence of his ­European super-middleweight belt against Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye. DeGale said: “It is great for me because, after six months of inactivity, I will have had three fights in five months.

“Now there is talk of me ­having six fights next year, which is great – the busier I am, the ­better I will get.”

DeGale has recovered from a knee problem which hampered the preparations for his ­previous two fights.

In those he stopped Cristian Sanavia in April, then had a points win over ­Hadillah ­Mohoumadi in October.

Now he is ready for the challenge of Zuniga, who has KO’d 22 of his 25 victims.

DeGale added: “With his knockout power and experience, he’s the best fighter on my record.

“He is tough and durable and I know that I have got to be switched on and these are the kind of fights I need.”

PREDICTION: Zuniga is a tough puncher but DeGale can wear him down and win around the sixth

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Medved on 12-08-2012

Thats 6 more fights than I wanted to watch of his

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 12-08-2012

[QUOTE=Cleaver;12781547]Ted Cheeseman! What a name. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Must be from Wisconsin.

Comment by knockoutkid on 12-08-2012

its a good fight, zuniga might always be dangerous waiting for that one punch. The division is loaded though but froch is on the way out, bute cant fight inside, abraham is easily beatable, oosthuizen is fairly solid but not…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-08-2012

DeGale's starting to win me over a bit of late. I was impressed with him going to Denmark & coming away with a result. Mick Hennessy has good contacts in Canada, so how about sending a few of his fighters…

Comment by vacon04 on 12-08-2012

So he's going to fight 6 bums?

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