Originally Posted by TFFP
It's not DeGale's chin that gives cause for concern. Its how easy he is to back up and his lack of punch power and more pertinently his inability to get even the most average, basic of fighters respect. He's easy to put on the ropes and unload on. If that happens against Zuniga it could be a bit of an issue.
Sure DeGale should win, and it remains to be seen what type of shape Zuniga is in at 3 weeks notice, but based on DeGale's last fight 11/2 seems okay as he ought to be a better fighter than that Frenchie.
Degale willingly goes on the backfoot and willingly goes to the ropes. It's not like he is getting pressurised and can't keep the guy off. He decides to do it and pose defensively with that makeshift mayweather defence.
It's really stupid but thats what he does.
I reckon he has the ability to box on the outside all night but prefers not to. Watch him vs darren sutherland at the olympics. Degale ran for his life all night and won the fight quite easily.