over veteran Fulgencio Zuniga. DeGale, who
has struggled to match expectatio
ns in the paid ra时时彩万位怎样杀号 nks that were placed on him after winning a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, took the fight to his opponent from the opening bell and knocked him down with a beautifully timed left in the third round. The Colombian barely survived and although DeGale could not finish the job, he was rarely troubled as all three judges scored the contest 118-109 in his favour. DeGale (14-1) knew he had to impress tonight after a rather uninspiring points decision victory over the little-known Hadillah Mohoumadi two months ago. The reigning European super-middleweight landed several decent shots in the first and had his man down with a glorious uppercut in the third. Despite surviving the count, Zuniga, who has challenged for world titles at three different weights, was on shaky legs as DeGale went in for the kill. Referee Luigi Muratore may have inadvertently given Zuniga valuable seconds to recover after thinking he had heard the bell to end the round but after realising his mistake, allowed the fight to continue. Zuniga was rocked once more but the end of the round prevented DeGale from an early win. Th
e 26-year-old continued to use his impressive hand speed
to excellent effect and Zuniga was visibly stunned in the sixth round but managed to stay on his feet. Zuniga was looki
ng increasingly clueless against DeGales speed but valiantly kept ploughing forward as his opponents work-rate dipped slightly. He did land
a decent right in the 11th but it was too little, too late as DeGale continued his march towards a world title shot. In tonights other action, Chris Eubank Jr continued his burgeoning career with a second-round technical knocko
ut of Olegs Fedotovs to improve his record to nine wins from as many fights. Eubank Jr, son of the former two-weight world champion, was competing in his second bout in eight days after defeating Bradley Pryce on points last Saturday.