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View Poll Results: Degale - Respect?
He's taking the hard route. Respect. 43 32.33%
He's an arsehole. 58 43.61%
He's overrated and overconfident. 26 19.55%
I've always liked him. 33 24.81%
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:05 AM   #16
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^^^
And he got blown off for doing it!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:06 AM   #17
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Gavin Rees, a month ago
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:07 AM   #18
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It was Sanavia's promoter's card though.
Fair point. I still don't think it was a risky fight though. I actually think the Piotr Wilczewski fight was far more risky. It was certainly a more impressive performance. Wilczewski pushed Degale very hard that night and DeGale answered a lot of questions.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:19 AM   #19
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I was a fan of DeGale up to the run in to the Groves fight. I understand he was playing the bad guy, but everything he came out with just made me think 'what an absolute fanny'. The stuff about Groves' breath smelling and the 'Ugly Boy' stuff was pathetic. I like a bit of trash talking, but the stuff he was coming away with wasn't even funny, it was petty, schoolboy stuff.

I still think he is very talented (I scored the Groves fight a draw) and can go a long way, I just hope someone tells him to stop acting like a dick when he gets a microphone put in front of him.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:24 AM   #20
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This is what can happen to a guy that has no respect for anyone but himself and thinks winning a gold medal gives him free reign ( horse pun ? ) to behave in a totally unacceptable manner.

Its nigh on impossible for him to shake off people's opinion on him as a individual ...regardless of how well he performs or achieves from here on in.
You could have gone for "neigh on impossible".
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:20 AM   #21
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Degale is progressing pretty well, still think his defense is shit though.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:32 AM   #22
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I like him.
He's a pretty good fighter isn't being over protected and each time i've met him he was a nice guy and had plenty of time for fans he just has a habit of acting like a twat whenever someone points a camera at him.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:50 AM   #23
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He needs to work on his jab.

I was impressed with the speed in which he snapped it.... But he seems to be punching with the back of his hand.... Plus he still throws wide angling slaps.. (he cuffs if you like)

Plenty of work still to be done.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #24
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Where is DFTaylor?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #25
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yea i agree he needs retter bespect
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:56 AM   #26
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The amount of abuse he gets on this forum is massive, he is chastised for many reasons, ranging from his intelligence to his looks.

He is repeatedly labelled as 'arrogant' and this all came to a head with the Groves fight especially the infamous Ringside interview between the two:

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Since the razor-thin decision loss, the former British champion has gone to win the European belt in with a gutsy SD over a tough (not quite teak) Pole and has gone to Denmark, with absolutely no fanfare/promotional protection and KO'd a former world titlist in four rounds.

He has won an Olympic Gold representing GB, British Champ within ten fights, took on his most fierce rival very early (giving the fans what they wanted) and became Euro champ within 15 fights.

Should he be given more respect? Whats your opinion of Chunky?
it reads like your trying to imply that we should like him cause hes British !

I dont like the wee Cunt because hes an obnoxious twat and odious creep.ive had the pleasure of his company and that mixed with the way he speaks and acts is why i cant stand him ,if you or any posters dont like that then do one .
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:11 AM   #27
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Voted for the "hes an arsehole" option.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:38 AM   #28
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anyone that hits so hard the air from his punches puts people on the floor deserves respect
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:53 AM   #29
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Degale is a ****y git but lets give him so respect. his last two fights were not pushovers and he overcame. More importantly he fought his last defense abroad on another promoters show. not abd! He a groves deserve respect for getting in the ring with each other. I have every bit of confidence that he will capture a world title but im not sure if will be in the next 12 months when considering his rocking relationship with fish eyes
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #30
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He still needs to humble himself outside the ring alot more, but if he continues to keep churning out the wins, im sure he'll get himself a few more fans in the process.

The groves defeat could be a blessing in disguise.
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