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DeGale Aims For More in 2012, World Title in 2013

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.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Bob on 09-23-2012

A year and a half ago, all the British fans were claiming this guy was gonna beat Andre Ward! Too funny!

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 09-23-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12545202]DeGale should go for a Groves rematch, than maybe someone like Abraham.[/QUOTE] I don't think DeGale-Groves should be made again just yet. Wait until one of them wins a world title and then make the fight.

Comment by 4Corners on 09-23-2012

DeGale should go for a Groves rematch, than maybe someone like Abraham.

Comment by D-MiZe on 09-23-2012

Warren is being suffocated by the size of his stable and as bad as a promoter Hennessy is, this is the right move for DeGale. Hennessy, somehow, has a deal going with C5 and he'll get exposure alongside Fury &…

Comment by thejohnboy on 09-23-2012

What is this guy doing with his career this is a bad move for Degale, Mick Hennessy is a poor promoter people can say what they want about Frank but he will get big fights, in Britain he is the…

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