• Super middleweight

DeGale beats Davis by unanimous decision

ESPN staff
November 16, 2013
James DeGale is now in line for a world title shot after defeating Dyah Davis © PA Photos

James DeGale enhanced his claim for a world title shot after successfully defending his WBC silver super-middleweight crown against Dyah Davis in Glow, Bluewater.

DeGale won by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 118-110 in his favour.

"I'm not fully pleased. I was a bit lazy and switched off a couple of times," said the 2008 Olympic champion.

"I maybe switched off a bit and got hit by a stupid shot. It's another 12 rounds under my belt; I'm still learning. He's an awkward opponent."

He has has now won 17 of his 18 professional bouts to date, securing seven successive victories after his only career loss to George Groves in 2011.

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