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Team GB Exclusive: Rising star Ali ready for Baku challenge

Muhammad Ali has only had a handful of senior fights but admits experience will be no excuse for failing to perform in Baku next month.

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Maxwell sets his sights on Rio after Baku selection

Frank Bruno once said that boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. Motivation is key and, for Team GB’s Sam Maxwell, the end go...

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Olympic24: Ten sign up for Baku as Murray reigns in Spain

Ten more athletes sign up for Team GB’s team heading to Baku for the inaugural European Games this summer, while a late start doesn’t slow down ...

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Baku 2015 Meet the Team: Boxing

With Commonwealth, World and Olympic champions on show, Team GB's boxers will be ones to watch at Baku 2015.

 

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Olympic24: GB Hockey women come from behind to beat Japan

From Great Britain hockey success to the amazing Paula Radcliffe, with wins for Alistair Brownlee, Giles Scott and Mark Cavendish on a day of su...

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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.