Jim McDonnell has been quoted 5 times. The one recent article where Jim McDonnell has been quoted is James DeGale update: ‘He’ll be the best he’s ever been’. Most recently, Jim McDonnell was quoted as having said, “Everything he does, even training, is relentless. People don't see that, they see a kid with lots of talent and skill but he is a machine. He's the leader of the pack. As a trainer, it's an easy sell. When people ask 'what's the secret to his success?' it's there. If you're a footballer, you want to be like Lionel Messi, so you have to work as hard. That's what it's like with James, you have to work as hard as him.”.
Everything he does, even training, is relentless. People don't see that, they see a kid with lots of talent and skill but he is a machine. He's the leader of the pack. As a trainer, it's an easy sell. When people ask 'what's the secret to his succes[...]
He'll be the best he's ever been, he'll be like an animal. Just thinking about how good he is, I think: 'how did you do that with an injury? Most fighters couldn't do that with three arms.' I think we'll see the best of him.
"Everyone knows what Bute is about,". "But I'm here to talk about James DeGale. I have never seen, read or heard about a fighter as good as James. Winning the world title has put 20 per cent on his performances. His sparring the other day was incred[...]
"There's atmosphere in this gym already, it's great to see so much enthusiasm and it appears the local community are into supporting the club. There's everything here for Selby to become a successful boxing club."
"Watching James on an everyday basis from where he turned pro to where he is now he's gone from man to a boy,". "I don't blame Froch for not taking this fight but I just wish he'd let us know earlier. He's [DeGale] a phenomenon, so enjoy him while h[...]