QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ Dec 12 2012, 06:56 AM)
I don't think DeGale's lacking substance. He's only 15 fights into his career, so the current level of opposition is generally commensurate. Technically he's solid. My main critique is what cost him the Groves' match i.e. periodic lack of activity during the bout (I thought DeGale just eked that one out). He also needs to work on his finishing and a bit more movement.
As far as him saying that he can face Froch next year, or 2014, why not? Even if he loses, which is the more likely outcome, he's still young enough that he can learn from it. I wasn't surprised to read some of the negative responses to him mentioning Froch, but how else is a young, clearly talented, boxer supposed to find out his true capabilities?
So if he faces a top super mw next year, the odds are definitely against him, but if he wants to test himself, then nice one 'Chunky.'
I thought he won the groves fight to. But I don't think he's over hyped, good talent, nice style. He's got less then twenty fights and he can box. He has quite an ego tho which is what I think what turns people off from him (which is weird because Europeans usually eat that shit up and he isn't even really liked where he's from).