Big hits Lon­doner’s five best fights

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - SPORT - V Lu­cien Bute, Nov 2015 Que­bec IBF su­per mid­dleweight crown by a unan­i­mous points de­ci­sion. v Marco An­to­nio Peribán, Nov 2014 Liver­pool v Paul Smith, Dec 2010 Liver­pool

DeGale makes first de­fence of his IBF ti­tle against a for­mer world cham­pion in his home city. It was a thrilling fight, DeGale win­ning on a unan­i­mous points de­ci­sion. v An­dre Dir­rell, May 2015 Bos­ton Puts Amer­i­can down twice in the second round and sticks to his guns to claim the va­cant A KO against the Mex­i­can, DeGale pro­duc­ing an ex­plo­sive thir­dround stop­page with two big left hands. v Bran­don Gonzáles, May 2014 Wembley Meets un­beaten Amer­i­can in an IBF su­per mid­dleweight ti­tle elim­i­na­tor on big­gest night of ca­reer. De­stroys Gonzáles in fourth round. Wins Bri­tish su­per mid­dleweight ti­tle with vic­tory over Smith, mak­ing his second de­fence. Makes em­phatic state­ment by stop­ping him, in ninth round.

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