By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star
JAMES DeGALE hopes boxing on Channel 5 will help put his career back in the limelight as he targets Carl Froch.
The 2008 Olympic gold medal winner admits he has lost momentum by boxing just once in the last year but has joined new promoter Mick Hennessy with his fights being screened live on Channel 5.
The Londoner makes a second defence of his European super-middleweight title in Kent on October 13 after his contractual dispute with former promoter Frank Warren kept him out of the ring.
DeGale, 26, claims boxing more regularly will help him earn a shot at one of the world champions, with Nottingham’s IBF king Froch, 35, top of his list.
He said: “I’ve had one fight in the last year and that’s not [enough] for me. I’ve had 13 pro fights since the Olympics and at this stage of my career I should be boxing four times a year.
“I’ve made my break and have a new promoter. It’s great to be boxing again on terrestial TV so hopefully I can get things back on track.
“The aim is to be world champion by next summer, or on the verge of it, and I have catching up to do. I have to be more active and will fight twice more this year.”