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 Last update:  12/22/2012       Read more by Per Ake Persson         
   
DeGale Turns Back on EBU, Groves-N'Diaye in Play
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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.

Tags: James DeGale , George Groves



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comment by Fury, on 12-23-2012
[QUOTE=D-MiZe]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 have a big '13. DeGale didn't give up the belt for easier fights, he'll b...

comment by D-MiZe, on 12-23-2012
[QUOTE=NoLove]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 - 9 with Groves looking really good in the process, he nee...

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]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 belts is Commonwealth, British, European and then a world title....

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