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James DeGale

Full name: James Frederick DeGale
Nickname(s): Chunky
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: February 3, 1986 in Harlesden, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Dale Youth
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Despite being ABA national champion in 2005 and 2006, James DeGale's international record was not outstanding prior to the Beijing Olympics. It was true that he had won a bronze medal against mediocre opposition at the 2006 Commonwealth Games but his appearances at the World and European Championships had both ended with elimination after losing his first bout. However at the Beijing Olympics he defeated boxers from Egypt, Kazakhstan and the United States to comfortably reach the semi-finals. DeGale then scored upset victories over Darren Sutherland and Emilio Correa, Jr. to become the first Briton to win the Olympic middleweight title since 1968.

He then turned professional and won the British Super-Middleweight title in only his ninth professional fight. DeGale lost his title and his unbeaten record to former amateur rival George Groves in May 2011 but rebounded to become European Super-Middleweight champion much later in the year.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Boxing Men's Middleweight Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR S R1S R2S R3S R4S
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 2008-08-23 DeGale (GBR) , Correa, Jr. (CUB) decision 16 6 4 2 4
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2008-08-22 DeGale (GBR) , Sutherland (IRL) decision 10 1 2 5 2
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 2008-08-20 DeGale (GBR) , Artayev (KAZ) decision 8 1 3 3 1
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #4 1 2008-08-16 DeGale (GBR) , Estrada (USA) decision 11 0 3 3 5
2008 Summer 22 Beijing Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #7 1 2008-08-09 DeGale (GBR) , Hikal (EGY) decision 13 2 3 4 4