Born February 3rd 1986 James Degale (aged 34) has built up a good career record of 23-1-1. With plenty of experience and now 25 fights as a pro, Degale hopes to move on to better things in future as he moves into the later stages of his career. Degale's longest win streak is 13 fights between February 2009 and April 2016. His longest KO streak in his 25 fights is 5 fights long.
In his first fight in February 2009, Degale defeated Vepkhia Tchilaia in a 4 round fight. The fight went the full distance and secured Degale his first win and distance win to kick of his pro career. Degale continued his mostly successful career with numerous fights following his debut against boxers including Piotr Wilczewski, Paul Smith and Cristian Sanavia. Fights included fighting 5 times in 2009, 4 times in 2010 and 4 times through 2011 and 2012.
Paul Smith was up next for Degale on December 11th, 2010. Degale continued with his winning streak by beating Smith. Becoming the first person to stop Paul Smith, Degale beat Smith via TKO in the 9th round of a 12 round fight. Degale then went on to win again against Alpay Kobal setting him up well for his next pro fight.
Taking the first knock of his career, Degale fought George Groves on May 21st, 2011 and was defeated by Groves. Degale's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 12 round fight against the better man. Groves gave Degale his first professional loss of his 11 fight career to date. 8 wins followed where Degale went on to be the first to stop Gevorg Khatchikian, 4th person to stop Cristian Sanavia (Round 4 TKO) and 2nd person to beat Piotr Wilczewski.
Furthering his career, Degale fought Brandon Gonzales on May 31st, 2014 and continued his career to a record of 19-1-0. The win came via TKO. Degale's fight against Brandon Gonzales came in the 4th round of a 12 round fight via TKO. Degale became the first person to stop Gonzales.
Keeping his losses at 1, Degale fought on November 22nd, 2014 beating Marco antonio Periban via TKO. This took his record to 20-1-0 showing quite the successful career to date. Periban proved to be no match for Degale, and Degale became the first person to stop Periban via TKO during round 3. 2 wins followed taking Degale's winning streak to 22 wins.
Rogelio Medina was the next fight for Degale on April 30th, 2016 and also his next career win. Medina was a great challenge for Degale, losing over the full 12 round distance and crowning Degale as the 7th person to have defeated Medina.
James Degale went into his fight with Badou Jack on January 14th, 2017 with 23 wins and he added another win to his record taking it to 23 wins by beating Jack. The 12 round fight against ended in a controversial draw. A disappointing end to a close fight, but one that leads to another potential fight down the line.