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DeGale Turns Back on EBU, Groves-N'Diaye in Play

By Per Ake Persson

First super middleweight James DeGale relinquished the EBU title to concentrate on defending the WBC Silver championship as he, according to the EBU rules, couldn't hold the two belts at the same time.
 
Then the EBU Council looked into the matter and by a large majority voted for a more liberal interpretation of the rules and DeGale was reinstated as EBU super middleweight champ.
 
However, yesterday DeGale decided to stick to the WBC Silver title and leave the EBU crown vacant.
 
It will now be George Groves and Mohamed Ali N'diaye, already mandatory challenger, that fight for the EBU title with and the EBU have set January 4 at noon as the deadline for purse bids.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fury on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;12848436]Perhaps a ranking? Groves-N'Diaye is a good fight and The Saint will be the first man to stop the Italian. I can see it stopped inbetween 7 - 9 with Groves looking really good in the process, he needs to…

Comment by D-MiZe on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=NoLove;12846164]Why would Degale want to concentrate on the WBC silver title. Strange.[/QUOTE] Perhaps a ranking? Groves-N'Diaye is a good fight and The Saint will be the first man to stop the Italian. I can see it stopped inbetween 7 -…

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 12-22-2012

Groves duck?

Comment by NoLove on 12-22-2012

Why would Degale want to concentrate on the WBC silver title. Strange.

Comment by eli porter on 12-22-2012

[QUOTE=chocolate;12845808]Many of the big names in the UK have held this belt before a world title shot, Naseem Hamed, Lennox Lewis, David Haye and now people like Degale and Groves are fighting for it. The progression in britian with the…

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