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Old 06-26-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default James DeGale to Spar and train with Floyd Mayweather Jnr!!

British middleweight James DeGale is set to train and spar with undefeated five-division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr at the end of July.

DeGale, who won Olympic gold in 2008, will first meet Irishman Ciaran Healey at Manchester's MEN Arena on 18 July in his third professional bout.

"We have an option to train with Mayweather in Vegas," said DeGale.

"To be in the gym with Floyd will be unbelievable. Floyd is one of my favourite fighters ever."

DeGale and his trainer Jim McDonnell met Mayweather during the American's public workout in London last month when the idea was agreed.

"He's a boxer who can dig deep when he needs to. Mayweather is a proper showman - I love his attitude. He has all the skills," added the 23-year-old.

"We're going to use the summer vacation as part of James' learning curve. All we've go to do with Mayweather is finalise the details," he said.

"We also have an option to train with Ronald 'Winky' Wright in Miami and Jermain Taylor at Gleason's Gym in New York.

"We want James to train and spar with world champions."
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: James DeGale to Spar and train with Floyd Mayweather Jnr!!

That's pretty cool.

I'm on the DeGale bandwagon.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: James DeGale to Spar and train with Floyd Mayweather Jnr!!

:lolit was an irish amateur lightweight that injured floyd.degale will kill him
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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It can't be a bad thing, train with the best and you have to make some adjustments.

Would 'Chunky' be able to deal with Mayweathers ego though?
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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Default Re: James DeGale to Spar and train with Floyd Mayweather Jnr!!

I don't think Mayweather is the same away from camera. They'll do fine.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #6
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No surprise Mayweather is one of his fave fighters ever

Good to see what type of sparring is there for him though, and it will be a lot more beneficial than his early pro fights.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:43 AM   #7
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:lolit was an irish amateur lightweight that injured floyd.degale will kill him
So has that Irish amateur been given the boot??
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:52 AM   #8
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So has that Irish amateur been given the boot??
It was robert gorman.i dont think hed be able to stay in vegas.i think he has tournaments to try qualify for the world championships next year
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:55 AM   #9
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PBF, Winky and JT- now that's a list!
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Thats great news if he gets to spar and work with all these great boxers. Especially winky! Being a southpaw he'll be able to teach Degale a thing or two
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jsut watching mayweather up close for a week will teach chunky allot
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"What the eyes can't see....the hands can't hit" this will be an awesome learning curve.... PBF will be great..... but the sparring with Winky will be a godsend at the championship level.....

I hope that rubbing shoulders with PBF does not set Chunky back a bit with his PR..... he seemed to have turned a corner lately with how he is coming over in the media IMO

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Old 06-26-2009, 12:37 PM   #13
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great learning curve........tell em *****
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great learning curve........tell em *****
Lol, I'll never forget that interview.
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Good luck to Chunky this will do him world of good.
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