Rejuvenated James DeGale eyes path to another shot at George Groves

The IBF super-middleweight champion is back from his shoulder injury and feeling sharp ahead of his bout with Caleb Truax on Saturday

Seven weeks ago James DeGale finally got the all-clear to do what he does best: curl his right hand into a fist and, for the first time since January, unleash it in anger. But watching the IBF world super-middleweight champion swarm round his trainer Jim McDonnell, snapping tigerishly at his pads, you would never know anything was awry.

His jab is sharp and peppery. Combinations flow with a pleasant viciousness. And the only sign of career-saving surgery is a thick scar along his right shoulder.

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