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DeGale defeats Khatchikian in a surprisingly competitive fight

WBC Siler super middleweight champion James DeGale (18-1, 12 KO’s) stayed in line for a world title shot against WBC 168 lb champion Sakio Bika by defeated Gevorg Khatchikian (20-1, 8 KO’s) by an 11th round TKO last Saturday night at the City Academy Sports Centre, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom.

DeGale knocked Khatchikian down a couple of times in the 11th round with body shots. Referee Mark Green then decided that Khatchikian had taken enough punishment so he stopped the bout at 2:58 of the round.

DeGale boxed beautifully through most of the fight. However, his habit of keeping his hands down by his sides led to DeGale getting nailed with a lot of hard right hands from Khatchikian. In the 5th round, DeGale got caught with a tremendous right hand from Khatchikian. DeGale backed up like he was hurt, and he took punishment for the remainder of the round. Continue reading

Weigh-In Video: James DeGale vs Gevorg Khatchikian

Gevorg Khatchikian believes he is the only winner when he faces James DeGale MBE for the WBC Silver super middleweight title at the City Academy, Bristol, on March 1st, live on Channel 5.

The Netherlands based, undefeated, Khatchikian is ready to do his talking in the ring and feels DeGale is “lacking the toughness required” for professional boxing.

“I’m not a big talker, I really only want to do my talking when in the ring,” Khatchikian said.

“I am looking forward to a nice fight, in which there will be only one winner and that’s me!” Continue reading

James DeGale vs Gevorg Khatchikian on March 1st live on Channel 5

James DeGale MBE vows undefeated Gevorg Khatchikian is “in big trouble” when they clash at the City Academy, Bristol, on March 1st live on Channel 5.

The WBC Silver super middleweight champion, DeGale, defends his title against the former IBO Youth champion and is promising “an aggressive” performance when they meet in the ring. Continue reading