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Summary

  1. James DeGale loses world title to American Caleb Truax in London
  2. Truax beat DeGale to win IBF super-middleweight title on majority decision
  3. Lee Selby beats Eduardo Ramirez by unanimous points to defend IBF featherweight title

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By Mike Henson and Nate Williams

All times stated are UK

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The end?

James DeGale beaten by Caleb Truax on decision

Caleb
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Well, what a night. The 16-1 outsider shocks London and the world.

If you want to enjoy the drama of tonight all over, the whole of James DeGale's defeat by Caleb Truax will be replayed on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 06:00 GMT tomorrow.

There will also be report on Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux's superfight from Las Vegas with Stephen Smith taking on Francisco Vargas on the undercard.

Laters.

That's got to hurt

Groves and DeGale famously don't get on......

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Paul Mulligan: Not often you see the judges giving such a close fight to the challenger. #Truax on the front foot definitely worked more than #Chunky.

SHINY David Howell: Best night of George Groves' career and he's not even fighting?

Eubank sticks the boot in

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'Upset of the year'

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'Hopefully I can get a rematch'

James DeGale
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James DeGale on BBC Radio 5 live: "I honestly did (think I'd won), I've got to go back to the drawing board, there's something missing in the ring. My nose is blocked again, I've got to sort it out. The shoulder, I had serious reconstruction. There's no pain but I'll have to go back, have a look and see. I'm going to speak to Al Haymon later, maybe I can get a rematch."

James DeGale beaten by Caleb Truax on decision

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

An hour ago James was world champion and thinking about unifying belts. Now he's being asked if he's a has-been former champion and it's brutal.

It's easy for us to say we know what he can do and he didn't do it tonight so he can't do it anymore. That's not necessarily the case.

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Sho Rahman: DeGale deserved that. Hardly threw any punches in the closing rounds. Terrible performance.

Anthony: And Degale thinks he's got the measure of Eubanks he wouldn't go past 7

'Crazy'

James DeGale beaten by Caleb Truax on decision

James DeGale
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James Degale speaking to BT Sport: "Crazy. I can't believe it. I've got to go back to the drawing board and change things. I thought I won it but I have to go back and sort a couple things.

"If I'm honest I probably rushed back. I got an operation in June and maybe that was a bit too early to come back but I have to sort things out and I want the rematch. I have to talk to Al Haymon and see what we can work out."

'He's going to have nightmares about me'

Caleb Truax celebrates
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Caleb Truax on BBC Radio 5 live: "I had faith in the judges. Britain has a top-flight system. You guys do a great job over here. You guys got it right.

"We figured he'd try and jump me and I'd just weather the storm and that's what I did. He was sleeping and now he's going to have nightmares about me.

"All week all I heard was who he's going to fight next. Well guess what those fights are mine now. I'd love to (fight in the UK again), I'm staying until Wednesday, if anybody sees me buy some pints."

James DeGale beaten by Caleb Truax on decision

The house lights have come up in the CopperBox Arena and the crowd are gurgling down the gangways as James DeGale gives his post-fight interview.

The Londoner's face is badly marked up.

Hard fights taking toll on DeGale

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

It's sad, it's boxing, it's life. When you have a series of hard fights it has a price and the price tonight was a bad performance by James.

Truax put in as good a performance as he could have. If I didn't score it round by round I'd say Caleb Truax but having scored it, it didn't pan out that way.

The history of boxing has shown us eventually at some point time catches up with you and you don't have that fighting energy anymore. It's not just the fights, it's the spars as well. He had surgery on his nose, his front teeth.

The fight is 36 minutes of small moments and James just didn't have enough good moments. We didn't see the James DeGale we expected to see. That fight was close and it's a shame to see DeGale underperform so badly

DeGale loses to underdog Truax

James DeGale beaten by Caleb Truax on decision

Caleb Truax celebrates
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Caleb Truax was such a sub-zero underdog with the bookies.

But you can not deny that he was worth every penny of that victory.

He applied total pressure, soaked up the best the champion had and came nearest to ending it early.

Truax wins on decision

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

A draw from the first judge.

115-112 from the second.

116-112 from the third.

And Caleb Truax is the new champion!

James DeGale looks shattered.

Decision incoming

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

James DeGale
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James DeGale didn't look at all sure as he headed back to the corner.

The judges are totting up and handing in their cards.

Frank Warren stalks nervously in the ring while we await the verdict...

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

James won the last three rounds on my scorecard. I have James winning 115-114.

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at the Copper Box Arena

Caleb Truax celebrates
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Truax is so emotional he's convinced he's done enough to pull off a big upset tonight.

Final round - has Truax done enough?

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

Caleb Truax forward and thrusting, but James DeGale gets his left hand away.

Truax looking a little wild and wayward up the straight, swinging and missing.

DeGale is smarter but is there the volume of work?

Truax drops to his knees on the bell. He thinks he has done enough.

In London? Has he?

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at the Copper Box Arena

Caleb Truax and James DeGale
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It might be the case of whoever wins the final round will win the IBF title. It's desperately close. How much fight is left in the legs of DeGale?

Final round

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

Here we go. Three minutes left in an enthralling fight...

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

James won that round and I now have it even going into the last round. It's been such a surreal fight to watch.

Round 11

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

This is a tightrope walk.

Both men knowing the fight could hinge on their decisions in these final rounds.

James DeGale with a snapping hook from distance, but it bounces off Caleb Truax's bald head.

DeGale has to stand and trade. And he does. A good shot gets through to Caleb Truax. The crowd cheer.

But Truax is back and busy.

A tight round, but as Truax heads back to his corner with a bloodied nose, probably DeGale's.

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at the Copper Box Arena

Suddenly, DeGale is showing the brilliance of old but Truax is standing tall like a warrior. This will be a very close round. Was that enough for DeGale?

Eleven months out is hurting DeGale

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Who's ahead?

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at the Copper Box Arena

James DeGale talks to his trainer in between rounds
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I've got it five rounds each apiece with two rounds to go.

Barry Jones

Former super-featherweight world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

We know he's tough, we know he's got a good chin and we definitely know he can box with good movement. He needs to show us that. But I've got Truax up by one round.

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

DeGale's consistency in the first and last minute of that round won the round. Truax faded and James hurt him to the body. On my scorecard that round is quite pivotal.

Round 10 - DeGale ships another round?

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

"Get out there and do what you came here to do," is the instruction from Caleb Truax's corner.

James DeGale has been out the ring for 11 months. He has undergone major surgery. How is he set for the rounds where it really tests the body and stamina?

Truax lands a heavy uppercut with DeGale backed up into the corner. The Londoner hangs on in there.

DeGale needs a big finish to the round. He gets in a body shot, but Truax comes back with a hook.

That was the American's round for me. Might DeGale even need a stoppage?

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

James DeGale lands a punch on Caleb Truax
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I gave James the last round, Truax looks very tired now. It's whether James has got something left to take advantage of Truax's tiredness

Round nine - DeGale battles back as Truax tires

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

James DeGale gets away a decent jab-hook combination. But where is the malice behind those blows? His is the prettier work, but I think that Truax's is the more effective.

The challenger is slowing slightly in this round. Another neat bit of work from DeGale. And another as he catches Truax on the way in.

That one was DeGale's. Tight on the scorecard. This is anyone's.

Three to go.

More needed from DeGale

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Barry Jones

Former super-featherweight world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

There's urgency needed in James DeGale's work because I think the majority in this arena have got Truax ahead. I have him 5-3 up.

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

Caleb Truax misses with an attempted punch
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I've got Caleb Truax three points up

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Round eight - Truax still in front

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

Promoter Frank Warren is looking on intently with his prize fighter in peril.

Caleb Truax keeps piling forward, denying James DeGale any oxygen. DeGale is looking for counters, but he has not backed his man up or dented his enthusiasm.

The Londoner is in a real scrap here. Another even round. Four to go. This is bubbling up tremendously. Truax still in front for me.

Adam Booth

Trainer of world champion Ryan Burnett on BBC Radio 5 live

James DeGale lands a punch on Caleb Truax
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I feel generous but I'm going to give that round to James. He not only needs to find something to turn this fight around but to show he still has a career as a world champion.

Round seven - signs of hope for DeGale?

James DeGale v Caleb Truax

It is tight on the cards. If anything Caleb Truax, who has been on the front foot more, is possibly ahead.

The American lands a stinging jab and follows in all pitbull neck and scurrying feet.

But DeGale lands a smart shot to the body as he slips out sideways of one exchange. Is that enough to turn the tide?

I think that was Truax's round as well. DeGale could need all the hometown backing he can get...

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at the Copper Box Arena

Caleb Truax lands a punch on James DeGale
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James DeGale is trying to summon that prominence of old, the kind of man that won him Olympic gold in 2008. But it looks like it's going to be a long way home for DeGale from here.