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Jonas looking to build on London Olympics experience

Natasha Jonas admits her London 2012 experience is still very fresh in her memory, but the boxer is determined to build on it at Rio in two year...

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Selby wins Italia Thunder World Series of Boxing debut

Andrew Selby admits he simply couldn’t turn down a chance to strut his stuff in the World Series of Boxing once again after getting off to a win...

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports review with 1000 days to go

With 1000 days to go until Rio 2016, British athletes can look back on a successful year on the world stage with 14 gold medals in Olympic event...

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

British fencer Richard Kruse claimed one of the biggest wins of his career as he struck men's foil gold at the World Combat Games in Saint Peter...

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McCracken pleased with GB Boxing return at worlds

Performance director Rob McCracken admits GB Boxing’s medal return and the experience gained by a young squad at the World Championships offers ...

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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.