DeGale retains WBC title at Glow Bluewater
DeGale retains WBC title at Glow Bluewater

James DeGale retained his WBC Silver super-middleweight title with a dominant victory over Dyah Davis at Glow Bluewater on Saturday night.James DeGale

Looking to continue on the path towards a super-middleweight world title shot, 2008 Olympic gold medallist DeGale was awarded a unanimous 118-110 win across all three of the judges’ cards, controlling the fight with American Davis throughout.

Davis rarely threatened as DeGale was able to remain on the offensive for the majority of the fight, although the American did prove to be a tricky opponent, DeGale landing combinations of consecutive punches but Davis hanging on throughout.

With a 17-1 record now from his 18 fights, DeGale’s win could earn him a title eliminator, with the winner of that taking on current champion Sakio Bika for the WBC belt.

Chris Eubank Jr. was one of the stand-out names on the undercard, taking on Welshman Frankie Borg, and the unbeaten second generation boxer continued to impress, knocking out his opponent with a brutal right-hand uppercut in the final round.

Swanley’s Leon Senior was also in action, but found himself on the losing end of a tough fight with highly rated upcoming light-heavyweight Arfan Iqbal.

Iqbal, a training partner of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, caused Senior problems throughout, knocking him down on a number of occasions before finishing him off in the sixth.