James DeGale vs rogelio medina Scorecard by Champion97


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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Total
JAMES DEGALE
10
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10
116
ROGELIO MEDINA
9
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10
9
112

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James DeGale

Rogelio Medina



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Do you know where I can find the full fight?

Champion97's picture

My answer is the same as that for Jack vs Bute, sorry I can't be more helpful.

This fight is tricky to score in my opinon. Also what do you think of Degale going to the ropes a lot? For me its very irritating.

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I've been busy recently, and because this fight was one of those which were not added until after I scored and analysed them, I haven't had the chance to catch up with the analyses, I just wrote one for Chudinov vs Sturm, I will write one for this fight tomorrow, and I explain every detail, it is so, so interesting. Do you mean there are certain rounds which are tricky to score?, because I agree with you there, but there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that James Degale won this fight, and won it conclusively.

I won't give a full analysis on the fight right now, but I will explain some of the reasons why this fight was the way it was. You touched upon it, it is irritating, and the reason why I found it irritating, was because James Degale showed potential ring generalship (only potential because of the frustrating lack of maturity he showed us) as soon as we heard the first bell, it was his choice, if he wanted to stay in the pocket, and have his back touching the ropes, that was his decision, if he wanted to do the sensible thing, and use his lateral movement, using his accurate, forceful, spiteful offence against his opponent, winning the fight easily, and in emphatic and impressive style, then that was his decision, there was never one moment in the fight (until perhaps fatigue was issue for Degale) when Medina was having sustained success against Degale, and there was nothing Degale could so to change this, this was key really, and something you have to be analytical to realise whilst watching it, of you look for who landed more punches alone, and score each round as if it is a 1 round fight, then I can easily see how you could score this fight a couple of points either way. In conclusion to what is a preview for my analysis on the fight, my first, and possibly most crucial point, is that Degale established the fact that he was capable of controlling every aspect of the fight, and this has to be something that factors heavily in his favour.

Yeah. I found some rounds very hard to score. There would be rounds where Degale would be winning pretty comfortably and then he would go to the ropes and get tagged with a lot of clean punches. Also if Jack vs Degale happens next who do you think will win?

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Like most fights, not every round it contained was easy to score, and it was subjective in terms of the mathematics, but not in terms of what out come was, the case that Medina should have gotten the verdict is partially motivated by one's personal dislike for James Degale, but it is also due to lack of knowledge and observance regarding the sport. I think there is some accuracy in that statement, but it was rare that he spent whole rounds doing the wrong things, it was more a case of him spending periods of many rounds doing things the wrong the way, but reminding us of the position of authority and control he was in on every round, he did spend less time doing things the right way in some rounds than others though. I will save everything else I have to say on this fight for my analysis tomorrow, but one thing I will say to conclude, is that I read numerous headlines just after this fight, saying 'James Degale made to work for victory of Rogelo Medina', this is very accurate, boy was James Degale made to work, by 'porky' Medina?, no (well, no more than any opponent who can merely work for 36 minutes against James Degale and absorb his power for that amount of time), by 'chunky' Degale himself?, absolutely.

I keep analysing the potential fight, and I will continue to do so, but I keep changing my mind, I think I'm going to go with a draw, sorry for being boring, what about you?

What I meant to say was. Degale wasn't going to the ropes the whole rounds he would do it for brief periods in rounds. For Jack vs Degale, I'm also really having a tough time picking a winner, I can see it going either way. I would definitely be rooting for Badou Jack though.

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Round 1 - Degale
Round 2 - Could go either way
Round 3 - Degale
Round 4 - Could go either way
Round 5 - Degale
Round 6 - Medina
Round 7 - Degale
Round 8 - Could go either way
Round 9 - Degale
Round 10 - Could go either way
Round 11 - Medina
Round 12 - Could go either way