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James DeGale beats Andre Dirrell on points to make history

2015-05-24 00:30:25

James DegaleJames DeGale celebrates his win over Andre Dirrell

James DeGale defeated Andre Dirrell on points to become the first British Olympic boxing gold medallist to win a professional world title.

The super-middleweight won the vacant IBF world title by out-pointing Dirrell in Boston.

DeGale floored his American opponent twice in the second round and although Dirrell came back in the middle rounds, the Brit secured a unanimous decision by scores of 117-109, 114-112 and 114-112.

Source: skysports.com

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