James DeGale retained his European super-middleweight title in
Kent on Saturday night but didn't have it all his own way against
tough Frenchman Hadillah Mohoumadi.
In his first fight on Channel 5 'Chunky', a 2008 Olympic gold
medallist, had to dig deep before being rewarded with judges scores
of 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112.
"I knew this guy was going to be durable but I didn't know it
was going to be that tough," the 26-year-old told The Sun.
"He hung in there so I am so pleased I put in all the work in
training. The future is bright."
He is now hoping to square off with former world middleweight
ruler Kelly Pavlik before the end of the year.