News December 2012

James Degale vacates European belt

18.12.12

By @livefight

Degale with Euro title

James Degale has decided to relinquish the Euro title he beat Piotr Wilczewski to claim last year.

Following defences against Italian Cristian Sanavia and Hadillah Mohoumadi, Degale then captured the WBC Silver title against Fulgencio Zuniga on Channel Five a couple of weeks ago via unanimous decision.

"It has been an real honour to be EBU champion and it’s a shame that I have had to choose between the two championship belts I hold.

"However, I feel my decision to relinquish the European belt is the right one at this stage in my career.

"I’ve won it and defended it twice and I feel the best course of action is to defend my WBC belt on route to a world title.

"The WBC belt will give me a wider choice of world-class opponents."

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