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James DeGale-George Groves is Coming Together

By Terence Dooley

James DeGale's maiden British super middleweight title defense against George Groves has been provisionally pencilled in for April 9 according to the BBBoC’s latest championship circular.  There had been talk of Frank Warren hosting the fight on his upcoming May 21 bill.  However, Hayemaker’s Head of Boxing, David Coldwell, has secured London’s Olympia for the domestic grudge match.

That said, Frank Maloney has a show on that night, Stuart Hall versus John Donnelly; one would expect that both cards would normally be aired by Sky TV, meaning that one of them will have to give if the DeGale-Groves battle goes ahead as scheduled.

Both men have called repeatedly for this one, it looks like their rivalry will be settled once and for all come April 9 unless there is a new development ahead of that date.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by S.G. on 03-10-2011

DeGale is starting to get on my tits with his embarrassingly awkward attempts at trash talking. Starting to hope Groves shuts him up, although I have my doubts that he's capable.

Comment by luke1979 on 03-10-2011

I think DeGale has the edge in skills. Good domestic fight for the fans. I am bias toward Degale though as I have a pair of gloves signed by him. I hope he goes all the way and becomes a…

Comment by alza1988 on 03-10-2011

This is a quality domestic scrap man looking forward to this also man should get Kenny Anderson in the mix with these 2 as well. R.i.p Darren Sutherland man as well waste [URL="

Comment by Shadows on 03-10-2011

Although I'm not impressed with DeGale and Groves, it's a good fight.

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