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James DeGale 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medallist Boxing Sensation SIGNED Lonsdale Glove

James DeGale 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medallist Boxing Sensation SIGNED Lonsdale Glove

James "Chunky" DeGale 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist boxing sensation SIGNED Lonsdale glove.

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James "Olympic Gold Medallist" DeGale

James Frederick DeGale (born February 3, 1986, Hammersmith, London) Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist.

The southpaw Londoner fights as a switchhitter. At the Commonwealth Games 2006 he won Bronze when he lost to Jarrod Fletcher. At the first qualifier he edged out Darren Sutherland 23-22 and qualified.

DeGale represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the Middleweight boxing event, winning the gold medal. In the quarter finals 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 Degales shoulder. Currently DeGale is mulling over a reported £1m contract to turn professional, or to stay an amateur to defend his title in London 2012.

World amateur championships results 2007 (as a middleweight):-

Lost to Alfonso Blanco (Venezuela) 13-28

Olympic results 2008:-

- Defeated Mohamed Hikal (Egypt) 13-4
- Defeated Shawn Estrada (USA) 11-5
- Defeated Bakhtiyar Artayev (Kazakhstan) 8-3
- Defeated Darren Sutherland (Ireland) 10-3
- Defeated Emilio Correa (Cuba) 16-14