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James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr result: Junior knocks DeGale down twice en route to one-sided win

Relive all the action as James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr settled their longstanding rivalry at the 02 Arena

James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr: Tale of the Tape

Chris Eubank Jr has left James DeGale facing retirement after securing the finest victory of his career via a unanimous decision in their IBO super middleweight title match in London.

He had previously lost his two biggest fights, against Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves, but improved sufficiently to win an occasion DeGale said would force the loser to retire.

At 29 and with so high a profile there was little risk of that for Eubank Jr, but after his third defeat and a career in which he became the first British Olympic gold medallist to win a world title DeGale - the loser by scores of 114-112, 115-112 and 117-109 - has been left with few lucrative options to pursue.

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of James DeGale vs Chris Eubank as the two Brits settle their longstanding grudge at the 02 Arena. We'll have all the build-up, undercard action and more throughout the night.

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Steve Bunce will be at the O2 today. Here's his preview of how the night will unfold.

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It's been over 10 years since James DeGale won the Olympic gold medal in Beijing. Tonight, he's looking to add the final jewel to the crown of his career: a domestic grudge win.

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Lee Selby returns to the ring nine months on after losing his IBF featherweight world title to Josh Warrington in a grueling fight at Elland Road. He spoke to The Independent about triumph, tragedy and his second coming ahead of his fight with Omar Douglas.

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Chris Eubank Jr has teamed up with a new trainer for this fight in Nate Vasquez, as Senior's influence over his son appears to be in decline. Declan Taylor spoke to 'English' at the Eubank gym in Brighton.

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It got heated at the weigh-in yesterday. James DeGale scaled at 166lbs, while Chris Eubank Jr came in a fraction heavier at 167lbs.

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The bookies have found the pair almost impossible to split, with Chris Eubank Jr the narrowest of favourites. Consensus says it's either DeGale on points or Eubank by late KO. 

Eubank's own chief sparring partner for the fight, Denis Douglin, insists DeGale's pedigree will be too much.

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Perhaps the most striking revelation in Thursday's press conference was Chris Eubank Senior admitting he's "petrified" for his son.

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Chez Nihell served in Afghanistan but is turning over into the professional ranks tonight. He spoke to Declan Taylor ahead of his debut.

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