Thursday, 16 May 2013

James DeGale vs Sebastien Demers - Fight Preview

James DeGale

This coming Friday we have the return of Britains' 2008 Olympic gold medallist, 27 year old James DeGale who is making a return in a 8 round super-middleweight contest vs 34 year old veteran Sabastien Demers with a record of 31-5, 11KO’s who in '07 was knocked out in 3 rounds by Arthur Abraham in an IBF title fight. Then in 2010 he beat an old & faded William Joppy in a 10 round majority decision. Demers has lost his last 3 fights in a row most recently vs former Super 6 contestant Allen Green in 2011 by unanimous decision over 10 rounds.

In what looks to be a keep busy fight for the constantly growing career of “Chunky”(Degale). James has had mixed fortunes since turning professional in early 2009, making a quick rise in domestic boxing beating decent level fighter’s before his big shot in 2010 vs Liverpool’s Paul Smith for the British 168 pound honours. After winning a 9th round TKO at the ECHO ARENA in Liverpool. After defending it once in 2011 he faced old amateur rival George Groves who held a victory over him. The fight was at O2 Arena London in a close and very tactical fight Degale lost a majority decision vs Groves which settled all the arguments leading up to the fight. Since the groves loss James Degale has been a busy man fighting often and most recently vs Fulgencio Zuniga beating the durable man over 12 rounds with a unanimous decision. Controlling the contest with hand speed and accuracy James dominated throughout.  My PREDICTION (CHUNKY KO) 6TH ROUND!

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