DeGale’s problem is that he just doesn’t have that much power approaching the elite level. How many times has he had to go the distance already? A long, tough career is in store for him.Posted October 18, 2012 4:46 pm
i know you cant judge a fighter on one fight but going off that performance George groves would knock DeGale out. the best thing he could do at this point is get another fight in before xmas, leaving it 4-6 months till the next fight is will just add to his problemsPosted October 15, 2012 4:21 pm
I see a small version of Audley Harrison in the making, only without the personality.Posted October 15, 2012 1:46 pm
A change of trainer could be a good move. Well said.Posted October 15, 2012 11:23 am
Neil, it was that bad – when i saw degale fight paul smith i saw a world champion in the making but on sat night he was dire and would get splattered aganist anyone half decent. As for fighting kelly pavlik – pavlik would beat him drunk. i have nothing aganist degale but he needs to leave jimmy macPosted October 15, 2012 9:57 am
Was the performance really this bad? Hopefully DeGale can sort this out … the talent is obvious but maybe he needs some reavaluationPosted October 15, 2012 7:13 am
Chunky is junky.Posted October 14, 2012 4:07 pm
I think his problem was lack of fitness which can be excused he hadn’t fought for ages, he looked good in spurts just didnt have the stamina to sustain the attacks, that French guy was French champion remember, he was honest and respectful of his opponent after the fight saying how fit he was and maybe that was an admission of his lack of fitness,he needs to fight more regular.Posted October 14, 2012 3:40 pm
DeGale ain’t winning a world title!
End of argument!
Jim McDonnell is a two-bob trainer!
He should stick to fat women and weight-watchers!Posted October 14, 2012 3:21 pm
I think it’s fair to point out the Frenchman was extremely strong & not many would be able to push him back…Posted October 14, 2012 12:58 pm
Who is this idiot writing this rubbish? Makes james slater look like a pullitzer prize winner…. What a load of tripe… Bottom feeder? In this case it would take one to know one..Posted October 14, 2012 12:43 pm
The last three or four lines of this “article” tells the story . They more or less imply that DeGale is fighter that isn’t going to get any better and has no real future in boxing. This writer , and I use the term lightly is what I refer to as a chain-puller. He makes statements that are designed to anger DeGale’s fans so that his article will get hits from them. The bad thing is that he isn’t alone in doing this.Posted October 14, 2012 12:12 pm
Note to author – Piotr Wilczewski also had a close, hard fight with Abraham (regardless of what the biased scorecards stated). Abraham won an alphabet strap at 168 in his next fight. Degale is much younger and less experienced than Arthur. With a few more fights James will almost definitely be able to match the likes of Abraham and other average alphabet holders like that. To beat the true champ in a division is extremely difficult, but not being able to do so does not make someone a “bottom feeder”!Posted October 14, 2012 10:12 am
Degale was poor – but his issues seemed more conditioning / mental to me. He seemed unwilling or unable to sustain an attack.Posted October 14, 2012 8:02 am
DeGale will really have to up his game,he handled that fight like a novice…..He spent far to much time on the back foot and running away….He is so far up himself he thinks he’s a god…His trainer wasn’t much good either,he seemed to frightened to criticize him…It was a lucky night…Posted October 14, 2012 6:38 am
AD’s post is disturbingly accurate/Posted October 14, 2012 6:06 am
I don’t think DeGale did too bad actually, he clocked up 12 rounds against a pretty tough customer. I didn’t like the rope a dope stuff personally, but whatever floats your boat I suppose. Hennesay should get him on one of his Canadian cards, which should provide him with a bit more experiance & exposure. I’d also like to see him take on the winner of Anderson/Reid.Posted October 14, 2012 6:04 am
yeah it was a great hard fought victory I am warming to Degale he fought well under pressure last night.Posted October 14, 2012 4:17 am
How exactly was that a poor perfomance really? Some writers cant overcome their lack of biasness. I thought it was a great perfomance from both fighters.Posted October 14, 2012 12:04 am
God Save The Queen
@ KL Degale had the better of the opening rounds Easily, and as for marking on his face that started in the 2nd round from the French guy rubbing his head in his face. Black guys hardly mark and that fight is ProofPosted October 13, 2012 11:32 pm
The Ch5 commentators were grossly overselling De Gale’s performance especially in the opening rounds, both commentators were gushing at Degale’s punches and totally non plussed by Mohoumadi’s, so much so that they predicted an easy night’s work for De Gale.
Degale is average – just take a look at his face and his opponents face. Yeah he might have won a few more rounds against this unknown guy but against the elites Degale will get seriously knocked out – he simply takes too many punches…..Posted October 13, 2012 9:31 pm
I liked DeGale when he turned over, but as has been said already on here he has zero power. The reason he lays on the ropes is he has no engine and has no will power to sustain any attacks. He’s either bone idle lazzy or has no gears to go upPosted October 13, 2012 8:11 pm
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZPosted October 13, 2012 8:07 pm
And that’s based on what?
DeGale’s last outing?
One before that?
On what performance do you base that on?
Even Abraham would walk through DeGale!
He has NO POWER in his hands and that doesn’t work at these weights!Posted October 13, 2012 7:56 pm
wow how the mighty have fallen will be interesting to see how Degale handles this win/ordinary performance he has the ability to be world class might be a case of his ego getting the better of himself ….Posted October 13, 2012 7:53 pm
That was by far the worst performance of DeGale’s career – the time out of the ring fighting with Frank Warren hasn’t done him any favours. I’m not a fan of DeGale coz he’s a bighead however I think it’s unfair to judge him based on just this fight.Posted October 13, 2012 7:46 pm
DeGale is a world class top ten fighter. Other than possibly the division’s elite – Ward, Kessler and Froch, I reckon he’d have a great chance of beating anyone else in the world at 168. He may still be able to rise to that level. One more year and we should know for sure.Posted October 13, 2012 7:40 pm
Terrible performance by Degale – absolutely the worst I’ve ever seen him fight. The time out of the ring arguing with Frank Warren hasn’t done him any favours at all – it’s set him back a long way by the look of it. I’m not a Degale fan but he’s a much better fighter than what he showed tonight and it’s a bit unfair to judge him based on just this fight.Posted October 13, 2012 7:10 pm
Degale won ,suffered from ringrust.Mohoumadi ,unknown b4 this fight showed good qualities.Respect.Posted October 13, 2012 6:46 pm
yea those scores were a joke, but I guess degale did just enough to win but really didnt look fit enoughPosted October 13, 2012 6:46 pm
What the hell was with those cards? Ok so DeGale landed some hard shots here and there but in the later rounds he just laid back on the ropes and was getting hit constantly look at his face at the end that doesn’t lie. I thought he got stumbled too by a right hand…Posted October 13, 2012 6:41 pm
He will never be a world champion. Good fight to watch all the same. The score cards were nonsense. He won by 2 odd rds to mePosted October 13, 2012 6:24 pm
Agreed.Posted October 13, 2012 6:23 pm