Jame DeGale dominates Dyah Davis to retain WBC Silver super-middleweight crown
James DeGale defended his WBC Silver super-middleweight title with a comfortable points victory over Dyah Davis.
Last Updated: 17/11/13 11:19am
The former Olympic gold medallist, who is hoping for a world title shot next year, was in control for the vast majority of the contest at Bluewater in Kent.
All three judges scored the fight 118-110 in favour of the 27-year-old after a contest which saw the slick southpaw improve his professional record to 17-1.
DeGale went on the attack from the start and had his opponent reeling in both the first and second rounds as he opened up an early lead on the scorecards.
Another sharp combination backed Davis into the ropes in the fourth round as it became clear the British fighter had far too much class for his American opponent.
Davis was on the back foot yet again in the fifth round, managing to stay on his feet but being way off target when trying to throw back at the elusive DeGale.
It looked as though DeGale was heading towards a stoppage, but his work slackened a little in the middle rounds and Davis threatened to make things competitive.
DeGale, who says he is almost fully recovered from a nagging knee injury, reasserted himself in the 10th and had his opponent in a spot of trouble with a big left hook, although Davis saw out the round.
Any potential comeback had been stopped in its tracks, however, and DeGale was a clear winner when the final bell sounded at the end of the 12th.
Elsewhere on the card, Chris Eubank Jr improved his record to 12-0 after claiming a sixth-round knockout win against Frankie Borg.
London fighter Lenny Daws bounced back from his defeat to Michele di Rocco last time out as he claimed a points victory in his six-rounder with Tony Pace.