Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

DeGale: With a Gun To My Head, I'd Pick Groves To Win

"Forgotten man" James DeGale is ready to launch himself back into the big time when he auditions for the right to fight the winner of Saturday's rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves.

The 2008 Olympic gold medalist has found himself in the wilderness for much of the past two years as promotional changes and lacklustre matchmaking impacted on his career.

However, the likeable Harlesden motor-mouth has managed to work his way towards a final eliminator for the IBF super-middleweight title against Brandon Gonzales on Saturday, knowing victory will secure him a shot at the winner of the Wembley main event.

"You could say I've become the forgotten man in the last couple of years but I'm in a fantastic position now, boxing a final eliminator in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium," he told Press Association Sport.

"I win this and I'm back in the big time."

The 28-year-old added: "It could be a win-win night for me because obviously if I win this fight then I box the winner of Froch v Groves.

"The winner has to meet me within 120 days but I've got my own fight to deal with before that on Saturday. Brandon Gonzales is a good fighter, an unbeaten, confident American who is coming here thinking he's going to win.

"I'm in for a hard night's work but I'm feeling confident and just can't wait to do the business."

DeGale's only professional defeat came against long-time rival Groves in 2011 and, should his fellow Londoner beat Froch on Saturday, the pair will clash again.

"Froch v Groves will be a close one," he said. "I'm sitting on the fence but with a gun to my head I'd probably go with Groves.

"You never know, because there are so many ifs and buts. That's why the fight is so intriguing: no-one knows."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 05-29-2014

what a complete bell end and jealous little cunt. waahhhh! i wanted froch, im better than the saint, waaahhhhhhh. he beat you twice and earned it so suck it up you loser. besides, george will have bigger fish to fry…

Comment by Chiboxing123 on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=Cobra_;14599536]It is on HBO.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=LacedUp;14599549]:lol1: :lol1:[/QUOTE] Not the James vs Brandon fight

Comment by petero on 05-28-2014

It is on HBO check listings i believe its on live 4pm pacific time. Groves by K.O.

Comment by LacedUp on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=chibox123;14598673]Wish this was on HBO it's a good fight.[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1:

Comment by Cobra_ on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=chibox123;14598673]Wish this was on HBO it's a good fight.[/QUOTE] It is on HBO.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings Erik Skoglund-Timy Shala WBA Title Clash Rescheduled To Dec. 9 Tyson Fury Facing 10 Day Deadline From WBO To Explain Condition Izu Ugonoh Anticipates a World Title Shot in 2017 Jose Pedraza's Manager Not Happy, Says Boxer is Stuck in Limbo Ward: I’ve Got Plenty of Time To See What I Need Of Kovalev Mayweather Sr: Danny Garcia Can't Beat My Son, Not as Good Flanagan: Now or Never For Crolla Fight – One or Two Left at 135 Eddie Hearn Eyes Pro Deal, Star Potential For Nicola Adams James Metcalf-Serge Ambomo New MGM Headliner on October 7 Parker Tabbed By Bookies as Big Underdog in Joshua Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement