Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

James DeGale Back on March 1, No Deal Yet With Jack

London - WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale MBE will be back in action on March 1st at The City Academy, Bristol, live on Channel 5, as his scheduled WBC final eliminator against Badou Jack looks set for purse bids

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medallist, DeGale, will top the bill in Bristol against a soon to be announced opponent, with an agreement between Hennessy Sports and Mayweather Promotions not looking imminent.

"I can't wait to get out there in Bristol and put on a fantastic performance," DeGale said.

"Jack's team have made it clear they aren't interested in the March 1st date in England for whatever reason, so I see this as the perfect opportunity to get out there and show everyone what I've got.

"I just hope that Jack doesn't do a Periban when he sees my performance in Bristol."

DeGale's scheduled fight with Jack is in the private negotiation period following the WBC's announcement of their final eliminator contest, fighting for the mandatory position to challenge champion Sakio Bika for the WBC world super middleweight title.

The bout was originally set between DeGale and Mexico's Marco Antonio Periban, with Hennessy Sports looking at a March 1st date in the UK.

Following Periban's withdrawal on the eve of purse bids, Jack was nominated as the new opponent and subsequently offered the same date for the fight by Hennessy Sports.

However, in Dan Rafael's recent ESPN blog, Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, was quoted as saying that Jack's side isn't considering taking an offer to come to England for the fight, despite Hennessy Sports' interest.

"We're not interested in doing anything like that," Ellerbe said.

Now, with the contest likely to be decided by purse bids on February 14th, DeGale headlines a packed show in Bristol that includes British bantamweight champion Lee Haskins and young heavyweight sensation Hughie Lewis Fury.

"We offered the date to Jack and his team, but as they have recently made it clear that they have no intention of coming to the UK on March 1st, we have been negotiating with other opponents to make sure James fights on this date," Promoter Mick Hennessy said.

"James is world class and this gives him the perfect opportunity to send a statement to Jack by putting on a devastating display."

Also scheduled to fight on the show is a whole host of talent, including local Bristol fighters Dan Sarkozi, Lee Nutland, Ashley Lane and Dane Kelly, along with Gloucester's Wayne Ingram and Weston Super-Mare's Liam Hunt in his professional debut.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 01-24-2014

[QUOTE=badnewsbrown;14165460]They should put it on the PPV undercard.[/QUOTE] They should... the have nothing else

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-24-2014

That's probably what Mayweather Promotions is thinking. Win the purse bid and put DeGale vs Jack on the undercard of Floyd's May 3 PPV.

Comment by badnewsbrown on 01-24-2014

They should put it on the PPV undercard.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG Manuel Charr Injured, Odlanier Solis Fight is Called Off The Deontay Wilder Conundrum Braekhus Struggles To Make Weight For Svensson Showdown Photos: Rodriguez-Narvaez, Vargas, Lopez - Telemundo Weigh-In Canelo: Golovkin Received His Biggest Offer - Do Not Blame Me! Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Discuss Hughie Fury Defense Gervonta Davis Has No Issue Heading To UK For Walsh Defense Kovalev's Promoter: Ward's Side Continue To Ignore Rematch Talks Dusty Harrison Arrested, Being Held on Gun Charge Brian Viloria vs. Ruben Montoya Set For March 2 in Japan Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz - Official Weigh-In Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao Felt Pressure, Chasing Fantasy Offer Photos: Pearson-DeLoach, Tabiti, Rodriguez - Official Weigh-In Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Swarmed By Fans at Houston Presser Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Go Face To Face Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz Set For Friday in Tijuana Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington - Go Face To Face De La Hoya is Firm: Chavez Jr. Can Derail Canelo vs. Golovkin Russian Boxing Scene Update: Upcoming Events Joshua Pleads With Wilder To Start Fighting Better Opponents Chavez Jr. Aims To Reclaim Lost Fans By Knocking Off Canelo Photo: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez on Weight, Ready For Battle Washington: I Have A lot That Deontay Wilder Hasn't Seen Before Usyk-Hunter, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez Added To Lomachenko-Sosa British Boxing News: Flanagan-Petrov, Skeete-Singleton, Jay Harris Holyfield Joins PBC Broadcast Team For Wilder-Washington WBC Outlines, Explains The 'Clean Boxing' Drug Testing Program Hughie Fury On Verge of Losing Parker Shot, Must Sign Contract Dmitry Bivol Pounds, Stops Robert Berridge in Four Rounds Tony Bellew: I Want To Be Out Of Boxing Within 12 Months Izu Ugonoh on Signing His Deal With Al Haymon Wilder Aims To Send Message With Statement KO of Washington Jacobs' Adviser: Golovkin Will Pay on 3/18 for Canelo Negotiations Chavez Jr: Canelo Alvarez is Afraid of Gennady Golovkin! Frank Warren: I Strongly Fancy Walsh To Beat Gervonta Davis
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement