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Super middleweight James “Chunky” DeGale (24-2-1, 14 KOs) regained the IBF world title by avenging last year’s upset loss to “Golden” Caleb Truax (29-4-2, 18 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at “The Joint” inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
DeGale won despite a bad cut over the right eye in round three that bled throughout the bout, ruled by a punch although the replay showed a clear headbutt. A point was deducted from DeGale in round ten for pushing. DeGale won the championship rounds (11 and 12) on all three judges’ scorecards to get the win. Scores were 117-110, 114-113, 114-113, all for DeGale.