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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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Countdown to Rio: Boxing's Antony Fowler

Home nations enjoyed their most successful Commonwealth Games ever in Glasgow. But who were the stars of the Games, whose targets have now been ...

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Countdown to Rio: Commonwealth Games special

Home nation athletes excelled at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with England topping the medal table for the first time since 1986 while h...

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Taylor and Flynn star for hosts at Glasgow 2014

Josh Taylor and Charlie Flynn sealed double Commonwealth Games boxing gold for Scotland to the delight of the home crowd.

Flynn saw off N...

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History maker Adams delivers gold again in Glasgow

Commonwealth gold in Glasgow on Saturday was the latest record-breaking achievement on an ever-growing list for Nicola Adams.

The 31-year...

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Medal Record

Medal Record
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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.