James DeGale beats Andre Dirrell on points to make history
James DeGale beat Andre Dirrell on points to claim the vacant IBF super-middleweight belt and become the first Briton to win Olympic gold and a professional world title.
Londoner DeGale, 29, Olympic champion in 2008, put Dirrell on the mat in the second round with a devastating left.
American Dirrell, 31, made a remarkable recovery and landed shots on a tiring DeGale as the match went on.
But a late DeGale flurry secured a unanimous decision in Boston, USA.