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DeGale Hopes To Make a Big Splash on Terrestrial TV

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

JAMES DEGALE hopes his return to terrestrial TV ­tonight will make him a small screen sensation.

European super-middleweight champion DeGale’s title ­defence against French No.1 Hadiliah ­Mohoumadi will be screened live on Channel 5.

And he believes that will give his image just the boost it needs.

He said: “Hopefully my profile will go right through the roof.”

DeGale, 26, will be making his ­debut for new promoter Mick ­Hennessy at Bluewater in Kent.

And he’s relishing the chance to shine, saying: “Everything is fine for me now – hopefully I can make a successful defence.”

He said of Mohoumadi: “He is tough, strong and athletic. He’s had nine knockouts from 13 wins, so I’m certainly not expecting a walkover.

“I’ve had some hard sparring ­recently and I’ve been practising a few things. Now I’m feeling sharp and switched on and I’ll be ready for whatever happens.”

DeGale has had just one outing since he seized the European belt from Piotr Wilczewski almost a year ago.

That was a defence against ­Cristian Sanavia but he is looking to be a lot busier over the next year.

He said: “Next year I want to do five fights, easily, then I believe I’ll be boxing for a world title.

“This time next year I’ll be a world champion or on the verge of it.

“I’m ranked in the world’s top 10 with three of the governing bodies and Mick Hennessy has got a plan for me that by next year I will be boxing for a world title.

“I have to be more active. I’m ranked in the world’s top 10 with three of the governing bodies.”

DeGale has designs on climbing into the ring against Nottingham’s IBF world champion Carl Froch for a ­domestic dust-up next year.

He said: “Carl Froch is a great fighter and a road warrior who I ­really like watching. Fighting him next year for a world title would be a fantastic fight for Britain.

“I would box anyone at four weeks’ notice for the world title but really I need a few more fights to get back into the swing of it before I take on the likes of Froch.”

PREDICTION: DeGale will wear Mohoumadi down and win around the sixth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by eli porter on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=deadbeat hero;12600058]sorry, I mistyped that. I meant to say 'or' rather than 'and'. I wasn't implying he had all three, just saying you need to have one of those to get away with saying the sort of sh*t Degale was…

Comment by deadbeat hero on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=eli porter;12600020]Prince naseem had intelligence, wit and charisma? could have fooled me.[/QUOTE] sorry, I mistyped that. I meant to say 'or' rather than 'and'. I wasn't implying he had all three, just saying you need to have one of those…

Comment by eli porter on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=deadbeat hero;12599829]Whoever it was that encouraged him to act that way before the Groves fight should probably be sacked, he lacks the intelligence, wits and charisma to play the Floyd Mayweather/Prince Naseem card. James must be one of the most…

Comment by deadbeat hero on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=Milkdogg;12599733]Degale will never recover from how he acted inthe build up to the Groves fight. Horrible personallity, not a very nice guy. Thats the difference. He can box but he's a piece of **** of a guy. Fact. Bullying sh*thead,…

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 10-13-2012

I'm a boxing fan and I didn't even know it was on. Must have been marketed well...

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