Advertisement
Advertisement

DeGale vs. Anderson Clash in The Works For December 8

By Terence Dooley

London’s James DeGale, 13-1 (9), could take on Edinburgh’s Kenny Anderson,18-1 (13), on December 8 in a fight that would be televised on U.S. television network WealthTV.  According to BoxingScene’s sources, Anderson has agreed to the fight in principle and is waiting on confirmation from DeGale, who is now promoted by Mick Hennessy and featured on Channel 5 on October 13 — a hard-fought a decision win over Hadillah Mohoumadi in DeGale’s first bout since parting company with Frank Warren.  DeGale versus Anderson would be a compelling fight between two champions — “Chunky” is the EBU titlist and Anderson recently netted the vacant British belt by stopping Robin Reid in five-rounds on October 20.

However, both men currently sit behind Commonwealth title-holder George Groves, 15-0 (12), and IBF boss Carl Froch, 29-2 (21), in the British 168lb ratings.  Both men have also lost to Groves — Anderson by sixth-round TKO and DeGale by majority decision — so their December meeting, should it happen, will give the victor more of a case for securing a return with the Londoner, although “Saint” George may decide to move on to bigger things should he secure a marquee win over former light-heavyweight world champion Glen Johnson on December 15.

DeGale, though, also has an EBU mandatory on his plate, the governing body have pencilled him in to defend the belt against Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye, their EBU-EU champion, on January 26.  Still, EBU rule 6.1.4 states that: ‘Except with the written authorisation of the E.B.U. Council neither a European Champion nor a Challenger for his title, whether Official or otherwise, shall box less than 28 days before he is due to box for a European title from the date of opening of the purse or from the date of a signed agreement, if the fight is scheduled by agreement,’ therefore the  26-year-old 2008 Olympic gold medallist could put his belt on the line against the 29-year-old 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist — who is known as “The Widowmaker” and is rated at 16 in the EBU rankings — as long as a voluntary defence is ratified by the governing body as per their championship contest rules.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 11-16-2012

[QUOTE=gingerbreadman;12700768]Fury-Chisora was Channel 5, as will be Fury-Johnson unless I'm mistaken?[/QUOTE] Fury vs Chisora was f[COLOR="Black"]u[/COLOR]cking ****e.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-15-2012

What do you mean George Groves move on to bigger things. What could be bigger then a British, European & Commonwealth title fight.

Comment by gingerbreadman on 11-15-2012

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12701061]Lol, good call. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Being ginger myself, I took exception to DeGale calling my red brothers ugly. I'm sure Larry or someone else will categorise that as "race partisanship" or something like that :pat:

Comment by ddangerous on 11-15-2012

[QUOTE=gingerbreadman;12700453]Not if Anderson sparks him ;) but that's probably just wishful thinking, can't stand DeGale[/QUOTE] Lol, good call. :boxing:

Comment by gingerbreadman on 11-15-2012

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;12700687]Best fight channel 5 will ever see if true.[/QUOTE] Fury-Chisora was Channel 5, as will be Fury-Johnson unless I'm mistaken?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016 Andre Ward-Alexander Brand Full Undercard Announced Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico Jose Ramirez Targets World Title Shot, Returns on December 10 Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash Loeffler: As Soon as Golovkin Has a Fight, Everyone Wants Him! Roach Admits: I Don't Think I'll Accept Crawford For Pacquiao! Manager: Flores Has The Heart and Balls To Beat Rigondeaux Joseph Parker's Trainer Laughs at Haumono Protesting KO Loss Tapales Must Be in Top Form To Beat WBO Champ Sor Singyu Golovkin's Coach: We Wanted Ward, It Will Eventually Happen! Pacquiao's Ex-Trainer Warns Him To Stay Away From Crawford David Price vs. Eric Molina Showdown in Play For The Fall SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done' Eleider Alvarez Will Get Adonis Stevenson Next, Says Michel Chocolatito Admits Decision To Face Cuadras is a Big Career Risk Ricardo Mayorga's Wife Denies Fighter Was Drunk in Photo Chaise Nelson Goes The Distance in Recent Win Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Dimitrenko Finalized For October 1 NYSAC Under Fire After State Investigation Into Magomed Claims Photos: Chocolatito, Cuadras Go Face To Face in California AIBA To Review Testing Records of All Russian Olympic Boxers Bellew To Return On October 15; Smiths To Feature, Price Too?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement