James DeGale in no mood to retire after Caleb Truax defeat, insists Frank Warren

• Promoter eyeing rematch after shock loss of DeGale’s super middleweight title
• ‘He got his tactics wrong. But champions come back’

James DeGale will not and should not retire after his shock defeat and subsequent loss of his IBF super middleweight title to the American Caleb Truax on Saturday night, the fight’s promoter has insisted. Frank Warren also expressed his desire to organise a rematch between the pair in the new year.

DeGale was expected to comfortably beat Truax in what was the 31-year-old’s fourth defence of the belt he secured by beating another American, Andre Dirrell, in 2015. However after delivering a lacklustre showing in front of a near sell-out crowd in east London, the Olympic gold medallist was deservedly beaten and dethroned via a majority points decision. The ringside judges scored the contest 114-114, 115-112, 116-112.

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