On this day in 2015: James DeGale wins super-middleweight title

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The bout took place at the Agganis Arena in Boston.

On May 23, 2015 James DeGale won the IBF super-middleweight title against Andre Dirrell in Boston.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look back at the fight.

Unanimous decision

Olympic gold to world champion

James DeGale won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
James DeGale won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (Andrew Milligan/PA)

In beating Dirrell and becoming world champion, DeGale earned a slice of history. He became the first British boxer to win an Olympic gold as an amateur and then win a world title as a professional. The Londoner topped the podium at the 2008 Beijing Games. Only Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams, have followed suit.

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