Carl Froch and George Groves mercilessly troll James DeGale after shock loss

They finally agree on something…


Just in case you missed it last night, boxing witnessed the shock of 2017 at the Copperbox in London as Caleb Truax stunned James DeGale to win the IBF super-middleweight title.

Coming into the fight as a 20/1 outsider, Truax upset all the odds to claim victory over DeGale – who had been rated at 1/200 before the opening bell.

Truax took the bout on a majority decision after one judge scored it a 114-114 draw, but the final two handed in cards reading 115-112 and 116-112 in favour of the unheralded American as he took the world crown off a clearly bewildered DeGale.

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Of course, social media had a field day with the result and DeGale’s former rivals George Groves and Carl Froch wasted no time getting in on the act.

Groves handed DeGale his first defeat as a professional back in 2011 and responded to the Olympic gold medallist’s second loss by telling him to “call it a day”, before rebranding a tweet DeGale had sent him in the aftermath of Groves’ loss to Badou Jack.

Meanwhile, even though Carl Froch and DeGale never got it on in the ring, the two were never shy of trading verbal jibes outside of it and the former four-time super-middleweight world champion took to Twitter to accuse DeGale of not living “the life of a fighter” last night.

DeGale for his part was clearly devastated with the embarrassing defeat, feeling that he’d probably returned to the ring “too soon” after a shoulder surgery.

After taking stock last night, DeGale released a statement this morning promising to “reflect” on his future within the sport.

Whatever he decides to do, you can be sure Groves and Froch will be waiting beside their phones to respond.

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