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DeGale: After Brand I Want a Big Fight, Then Andre Ward

As previously reported, James DeGale will face a late replacement when he defends his WBC Silver super middleweight title later this month at Glow in Bluewater, Kent. DeGale was originally due to tackle Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias but due to complications the Olympic gold medallist will now face Alexander Brand instead at the same venue on March 23.

Former WBC Latino champion Brand, who is ranked number 10 by the WBC, lost only 20 bouts in 437 fights as an amateur before turning pro in 2009.

"Brand is a world class fighter that not only had a brilliant amateur career but also he holds a professional record of 19-1," said DeGale

"But that could have been 20-0 as his only loss was a split decision over eight rounds and I know the feeling losing on a split decision. Once I've got passed this Colombian puncher who has 15 knockouts in his 20 fights, I will be sitting down with my promoter Mick Hennessy and looking to the big fights later this year maybe against the winner of Kessler vs. Froch or a rematch against Groves before going after Andre Ward."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jlcelestine on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13112237]DeGale needs to concentrate on Brand. The dude can pop and has pedigree. Recipe for disaster right here.[/QUOTE] That Brand guy is HORRIBLE!!! He has the ugliest style and i feel sorry for anyone who has to watch this crap.

Comment by LacedUp on 03-05-2013

Desperately seeking a second loss.

Comment by Tonyu on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=Col. Hans Landa;13112386]Are you a close friend of Oosthuizen? the guy is european level at best and lacks defence and power by the look of things[/QUOTE] Hi Col. Hans - i don't think we've met yet - and you are…

Comment by Stuntman Mike on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=Tonyu;13112233]Hi The Weebler - I hope you are well - Tommy was supposed to fight in the States last weekend but when Floyd Mayweather left HBO it sent boxing into a bit of a roller coaster so the event was…

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 03-05-2013

[QUOTE=toshmurph;13111689][B]I respect him for looking for the big fights[/B] but I don't see DeGale beating Froch or Kessler. And as for Ward no chance![/QUOTE] That's good to read. Makes a nice change from the twats who usually have a go…

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