sport news James DeGale vows to retire if he loses rematch with Caleb Truax

James DeGale says he will have to retire if he loses his rematch with Caleb Truax DeGale was stunned in December as he lost his IBF super-middleweight title A second defeat to Truax is likely to see DeGale call time on his boxing career Should he reclaim his IBF belt, he could target George Groves or Callum Smith

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 11:52 BST, 1 April 2018 | Updated: 11:52 BST, 1 April 2018

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James DeGale has revealed he will retire from boxing should he lose to American Caleb Truax in their upcoming rematch. 

DeGale was left speechless in December when he lost his IBF super-middleweight crown at London's Copper Box Arena on points.

The pair get back in the ring together on April 7 in Las Vegas but for DeGale, anything other than a victory - and taking back his title - would see him call time on his boxing career.  

James DeGale reveals he will retire from boxing if he loses his rematch with Caleb Truax 

James DeGale reveals he will retire from boxing if he loses his rematch with Caleb Truax 

DeGale was stunned in December when Truax took his IBF super-middleweight title on points

DeGale was stunned in December when Truax took his IBF super-middleweight title on points

'The thought of walking away from boxing breaks my heart – and I don’t really like thinking about it,' DeGale said. 'But I’m so real with myself that I won’t be one of those fighters who hangs on. If I haven’t got it any more, I will quit. 

'I

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