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DeGale on Froch: He is a Bit Scared, Looking For Excuses

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

JAMES DeGALE believes Carl Froch is running scared from him.

The London super-middleweight is mandatory challenger for Froch's IBF crown after stopping American Brandon Gonzales at Wembley in May.

But Froch reiterated his desire to retire if he does not land a shot at Julio Cesar Chavez in Las Vegas for his next fight.

The IBF and WBA champion also claimed recently that DeGale is not good enough to face him, but the 2008 Olympic gold medallist has hit back.

DeGale, 28, said: "I suppose he is a bit scared. He knows that I'm a very good fighter and that I'm all wrong for him.

"He has looked at my style and thought 'Oh that's a hard night's work'.

"He would rather go to Vegas, box in Vegas and if he was going to lose to anyone, he would rather lose in Vegas to Chavez.

"He said I'm not good enough - I'm not good enough? That's the killer one.

"I've been Olympic champion, British and European champion as a professional, and I've just boxed in the final eliminator for his world title. What else am I meant to do?

"If I'm being brutally honest I don't think he wants to fight me and he is looking for any excuse."

DeGale returned to training this week and is hoping for a world title shot by the end of the year even if it is not against Froch.

He added: "I've got faith in my promoter Eddie Hearn that he will deliver. Froch has to fight me by February or vacate, I want that IBF title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Wicky on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=Box-Office;14855238]If the fight gets made then Degale is getting Froch at a great time.[/QUOTE] DeGale's got skills, but I reckon even an old Froch beats him.

Comment by Box-Office on 08-14-2014

If the fight gets made then Degale is getting Froch at a great time.

Comment by Daddy T on 08-14-2014

I just don't think froch can get excited about a domestic fight with Degale when he has big options like chavez or possibly GGG available.

Comment by Wicky on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14854496]Froch has a superiority complex when it comes to British fighters. He thinks he's above all of them, which I suppose he is but it doesn't mean they're bad fights and they actually do most to boost his profile.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by FlatLine on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14854496]Froch has a superiority complex when it comes to British fighters. He thinks he's above all of them, which I suppose he is but it doesn't mean they're bad fights and they actually do most to boost his profile.[/QUOTE]…

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