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BOXING: James ‘Chunky’ DeGale will go toe-to-toe with Scouse slugger Paul Smith for the British super-middleweight crown later today (Saturday, December 11th).
DeGale was expecting a less-than rousing reception for the match which will take place in Smith’s hometown of Liverpool.
“I remember when Smith and Tony Quigley boxed in Liverpool. Quigley got booed despite being a Scouser himself, so imagine what I’m going to get!” he said.
“I’m an Olympic champion and they’ll see me as a flashy, cocky Londoner trying to beat their fellow Liverpudlian, so I’ll definitely be getting some stick.”