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Team GB Confirm Competing Sports for European Games 2015

The British Olympic Association (BOA) can today announce the 14 sports/20 disciplines chasing qualification to represent Team GB in next year’s ...

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Adams relishing having target on her back leading into Rio

Currently sidelined following shoulder surgery, Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has warned her rivals there is room for even more improveme...

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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day Nine Review

Peter McGrail and Muhammad Ali weren’t about to let a second Youth Olympic Games medal slip through their grasps as the boxing duo collected bro...

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Surgery rules Adams out of Women's World Boxing Champs

Nicola Adams admitted it was with a heavy heart that she made the decision to withdraw from this year’s Women’s World Boxing Championships, with...

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Boxer Ali on a revenge mission at Youth Olympic Games

Boxer Muhammad Ali insists revenge on his mind as he eyes up gold at the Youth Olympic Games.

Ali has already enjoyed a year to remember ...

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Biography

James DeGale represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Middleweight boxing event, winning gold. In the quarterfinals, he beat a former Olympic gold medalist from Athens (Bakhtiyar Artayev) and in the semi-final once again beat the Irishman Darren Sutherland (prior to this latest meeting the boxers had fought five times with Sutherland winning four and DeGale only one). In the final DeGale won, a scrappy and bad tempered affair against the Cuban Emilio Correa who was deducted two points in the first round for biting DeGale's shoulder. Nicknamed ‘Chunky’, DeGale started boxing aged 10 when his father and grandfather took him along to his first boxing club, Trogan. His career took off with flying colours as he won numerous junior championships.