‘Chunky’ delighted with knockout win, ready to face Froch.
James DeGale put on a stellar performance at Wembley on Saturday night and after beating Brandon Gonzales, he now becomes the mandatory challenger for the IBF title.
His American opponent came into the fight with an unbeaten record and was full of confidence that his gameplan would be enough to undo DeGale in front of a packed crowd at Wembley Stadium.
However, the Olympic gold medallist came out firing and after warning everyone that he was now injury-free and mentally right, he put on the performance that promoter Eddie Hearn would have wanted with a fourth-round stoppage as he now looks ahead to a potential title fight.
In his post-fight interview ringside, DeGale revealed that he hoped that old rival George Groves would get knocked out, and Carl Froch obliged with a stoppage in the eighth round in the main event on Saturday.
However, the WBA and IBF champion was slightly dismissive of DeGale after his own fight, instead suggesting that he would now want to chase a big fight Stateside to possibly end his career with.
Nevertheless, DeGale was delighted with the performance he put on at Wembley, and he will now hope to put pressure on his domestic rival to either face him, or vacate the belt in order for the Harlesden-born star to realise his dream of becoming a world champion.