DeGale spent the night at the London Hospital receiving treatment to his nose and has now said he will be making his mind up over Christmas if he is to walk away from boxing. He said: “It’s still quite soon after the fight so I’m not going to make any immediate decisions and I’ll take some time out over the Christmas and New Year to reflect.”
The Olympic gold medallist suffered his second loss in his 26 fight career in what was probably his flattest performance. And he was later lambasted on Twitter by fellow British boxers, such as George Groves, who said he should “call it a day… you ain’t got it no more.”
“While I commend Truax for coming to Britain and putting on a career best performance, I know that I’m leagues above him. “But for whatever reason I just didn’t perform in there on the night and I’m at loss to explain why.” It’s believed that DeGale didn’t have a re-match clause in the contract with Truax.