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Lionhearts taste World Series of Boxing defeat in Ukraine

The British Lionhearts lost their first away fixture of the World Series of Boxing season, going down 3-2 to the Ukraine Otamans in Kiev.

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Olympian Selby returns for Lionhearts' Ukraine trip

As the British Lionhearts get set for a daunting trip to the Ukraine for their second World Series of Boxing (WSB) match, head coach Rob Cracken...

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THE OLYMPIC ROUND UP: A WEEK IN REVIEW

British skeleton head coach Eric Bernotas praised his sliders for once again rising to the challenge at the fourth World Cup event of the season...

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British Lionhearts win on World Series of Boxing return

British Lionhearts coach Dave Alloway insisted he was a satisfied man as his boxers took their first step on the road to Rio qualification with ...

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British Lionhearts ready for return as Rio 2016 race hots up

GB Boxing performance director Rob McCracken is looking forward to seeing his charges embrace the battle to make Rio 2016 when the British Lionh...

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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.