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DEGALE RELINQUISHES IBF WORLD TITLE EYEING ‘BIG FIGHTS’

James DeGale has vacated his IBF world super-middleweight title just three months after regaining it as the Briton eyes "big fights" in the twilight of his career.

The 2008 Olympic gold medal winner beat Caleb Truax to become a two-time world champion in Las Vegas back in April.

DeGale said he planned to be "busy" in what he stated would be his last couple of years as a boxer following that success at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The 32-year-old on Wednesday revealed he has handed over his strap amid reports he is in negotiations over another showdown with WBA champion and fellow Londoner George Groves.

"Today I have relinquished my IBF world title as I look to secure big fights in the final chapter of my career," DeGale tweeted.

"I've achieved so much in my career, Olympic gold, British and European titles and becoming a two-time world champion!

"This is the final phase of my career where I want to be in the biggest fights possible. My team have been working very have behind the scenes and we've got some exciting news to announce soon."

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