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DeGale Looks For Springboard To a World Title Shot

By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star

JAMES DEGALE believes his Canadian debut tonight will be the springboard to a world super-middleweight title fight.

The 2008 Olympic gold medallist boxes Sebastien Demers, who has home advantage in Quebec, in a non-title fight.

DeGale, 27, has been sidelined since December and struggled with a knee injury, but is determined to make up for lost time.

The Londoner's only defeat in 15 fights came against arch-rival George Groves two years ago and revenge is never far from his mind.

He said: "There may be a Groves rematch very soon, the division is very exciting and I'm looking forward to being in great fights.

"I've been in the gym since the beginning of the year, my knee is about 90 per cent now, so I'm nearly there.

"It means a lot making my North American debut. I travelled a lot as an amateur but I haven't much as a pro."

Demers, 33, has won 31 of his 36 fights but has lost his last three and has not boxed since November 2011.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ma51f on 05-17-2013

Degale is a future world champion... Cant wait till he gets the rematch with Groves..

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