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Posted 19 May 2011 - 22:35
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 21:16
No, the ref stopped the fight, due to a big cut caused by a right uppercut.
**** **** ****. Missed it, too busy catching a train.
Turned on radio as soon as win was announced. So knockout after 4 rounds?
Posted 21 May 2011 - 22:44
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 00:04
It was razor close. Oh boxing...
whoa James DeGale lost! I thought he was kinda untouchable!
Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:30
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 14:35
Promoter Frank Warren said he would push for a rematch after James DeGale's defeat by George Groves.
DeGale lost his first fight as a professional and his British super-middleweight belt when he was outpointed by old amateur rival Groves.
"The general consensus seems to be that James won the fight, so they should order a rematch," said Warren.
"I don't think George's team will be interested, but there's no-one else for him. It should happen straight away."
Commonwealth champion Groves, 23, was a heavy underdog going into the fight but surprised many, including former Olympic champion DeGale, with his wily tactics and won a majority decision.
However, Warren called Groves' victory "hollow", adding: "One way or another that fight will happen again. If it doesn't happen, George Groves should be ashamed of himself.
"I haven't found one person who thought George won that fight and I'm sure he's got a lot of pride and he wouldn't want it to be like that. I'm sure he wants his victory to be an emphatic one."
Warren said he would contact the British Boxing Board of Control in his efforts to secure a rematch.
World light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has set his sights on a fight with veteran Bernard Hopkins for the next defence of his title.
Cleverly beat late stand-in Aleksy Kuziemski after being confirmed as WBO champion when Juergen Braehmer pulled out of their fight at the 02 Arena.
A few hours later, Hopkins, 46, defeated Jean Pascal to become the oldest world champion ever.
"Let's get the big fights on," said Welshman Cleverly, who is unbeaten.
Cleverly - who was speaking before Hopkins achieved his historic victory - added his name to the list of British world champions after a farcical build-up to Saturday's action in which his opponent changed from Braehmer, to Tony Bellew to Kuziemski in the space of a couple of days.
And he now wants to work with his promoter Frank Warren to target the top names in the division after taking being awarded the WBO title following Braehmer's late withdrawal.
"They're the sorts of fights I want to be involved in," he added.
"There are some big names on my radar. I've spoken to Frank and we've mentioned one or two defences.
"I think I've earned my world title because I've won the Commonwealth, British and European and a world title eliminator, the interim world title - and finally I've got the world title."
Warren agreed that Cleverly was ready to take on the best in the division.
"I like Pascal. He gave Carl Froch a great fight. But when you look at how Hopkins fought him, I thought he did enough to win that fight... I think Nathan's up there with all of them, I really do," he said.
"There are fights where he wouldn't be able to have a tear-up, but can they take what he's got? He throws really good combinations and stamps his authority on the fight from the opening bell."
Posted 22 May 2011 - 23:03