Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

James DeGale Set To Return on November 16 at Glow

Mick Hennessy has today announced that he will be promoting a night of championship boxing as the WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale MBE steps back into the ring at Glow, Bluewater, on Saturday November 16, live on Channel 5, with an opponent to be announced shortly.

The Beijing Olympic Gold medallist, DeGale, will be looking to deliver a commanding performance as he continues his march towards world title glory.

“It really is a superb arena to fight at and I can’t wait to get in there and put on the kind of display where people take note and see that I'm ready and willing to fight the best,” DeGale said

"I'll put on a great performance for the fans.”

The man, fondly known as ‘Chunky’, bids to add to Britain's Olympic legacy and his own 2008 success, by becoming our first Olympic and professional world champion.

This is the feat James is targeting and his next step towards this historic achievement is a “devastating” display in front of a full house, at Glow, Bluewater.

"Bluewater always has a real intensity about it and a real intimate feel, which is something that the boxing fraternity and us as fighters love,” DeGale said.

"I just can't wait to get in there and give a huge, devastating performance that takes the atmosphere to another level."

This will be James’ third fight of 2013 after confident and explosive stoppage victories over Sebastien Demers on his Canadian debut and Stjepan Bozic in his last fight at Glow, Bluewater.

This fight couldn't arrive at a more telling time - as the super middleweight division is heating up and delivering huge clash after clash.

"When you look at the super middleweight division, it really is a great time, as there are no easy fights, no easy world champions," DeGale said.

"You'd have to say Andre Ward is number one and then you'd probably have to say it's Carl Froch, but when you look at the list of other fighters in the division, the likes of: Mikkel Kessler, Thomas Oosthuizen, Lucian Buté, George Groves, I think it's very difficult to say who number three is, who number four is.

"It's a really strong division with a lot of talented fighters and I'd say I'm inside the top 10 and very excited to mix it with the best and show everything I've got."

One contest at the forefront of James' mind is the domestic scrap between WBA and IBF world champion Carl Froch and title challenger George Groves.

"I look at the Froch vs. Groves fight and I know that in the next six months it's likely that I'll fight the winner of that one, so it really is exciting times," DeGale said.

"I'm ready and willing to fight anyone and it's time to step up and face the best."

James knows that he may be just one or two fights away from such a fight and is now looking to deliver a real signal of intent when a fitter, faster, focussed DeGale erupts on November 16th.

"I'm delighted to bring James back to Glow, Bluewater," Mick Hennessy said.

"James is a world class fighter and this is a truly world class venue, where we can give the fight fans what they want - a superb fight and show that James is ready for anyone in the division."

Tags: James DeGale image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;13810340]As so called WBC silver champion team DeGale should be targeting Sakio Bika![/QUOTE] DeGale wanted the winner of Bika-Periban. I think Bika is injured, he was supposed to fight Anthony Dirrell.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 10-05-2013

As so called WBC silver champion team DeGale should be targeting Sakio Bika!

Comment by Kaspa9t9 on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=simonihirst;13810229]In now way at all is Glow, Bluewater a world class venue... I highly doubt it will feature on the next Fight Night series... DeGale needs to start getting serious opponents. Unfortunately for him, channel 5 dont pay enough for…

Comment by Cleaver on 10-05-2013

A week before Groves makes his career high payday in a box office event. Ouch.

Comment by simonihirst on 10-05-2013

In now way at all is Glow, Bluewater a world class venue... I highly doubt it will feature on the next Fight Night series... DeGale needs to start getting serious opponents. Unfortunately for him, channel 5 dont pay enough for…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn - Go Face To Face at Presser Arum Doubts Pacquiao Will KO Horn, Says Upset is Very Possible Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Lara, Ghvamichava Beats Oscar Molina Charles Martin: Back to Finish What I Started, Become Undisputed Photos: Lucas Matthysse, Joseph Diaz Open Workouts Razvan Cojanu Arrives in New Zealand For Joseph Parker Fight Canelo, Chavez Jr. Passing All Random Drug Tests, Says WBC Prez Freddie Roach: Klitschko Will Be Mad, But I'm Picking Joshua Banks Admits He Had a Feeling Klitschko Would Lose To Fury Erislandy Lara Says Demetrius Andrade Priced Himself Out Parker-Cojanu Fight to be Announced Wednesday in New Zealand Lennox Lewis Disagrees With Joshua: Fighting Overseas a Must! Joshua vs. Klitschko: David Fields To Referee; Judges Are Named Photo: Kubrat Pulev, Kevin Johnson - Go Face To Face at Presser Gervonta Davis Vows To Punish Liam Walsh's Brother Afterwards Klitschko: I'm Focused on Myself, My Ego - Not Joshua-Fury Beef Photos: Pacquiao Puts in Work, Hangs With Koala in Australia Keenan Smith, Kenneth Sims Jr. Grab Wins in Atlantic City Wilder to Klitschko: Forget Joshua's Size, Power; You Have to Fight! Tyson Fury Aims To Make Return on Saunders-Khurtsize Bill in July Ugas Replaces Barrios, Will Face Lara After Weight Mishap Errol Spence: Jermell Charlo Provided Perfect Sparring for Brook Wilder: Steward Wouldn't Have Allowed Fury to Beat Klitschko Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II, Canelo-GGG, Charlos, More Joshua-Klitschko: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russ Henshaw Craig Kennedy vs. Matty Askin, Now on May 26 In Cardiff Jeff Horn's Coach: Doubters Will Have Egg on Their Face! Wilder: You Don't Need Skill If You Have Power Like Me, Joshua Joseph Parker vs. Razvan Cojanu, Speculation Floating Around Joshua-Klitschko Brings Cable Giants Back To Common TV Ground Lara: Jacobs Beat Golovkin, I'd Give GGG Tremendous Problems! AIBA Backs Away From Amir Khan's SBL After Snafu in India Indongo Advises IBF of Injury, Lipinets Defense May Get Delayed McGregor's Manager Updates on Latest With Mayweather Fight Photo: WBC Reveals Special Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Title Belt Peter Fury Reacts To Claims Hughie Ran From Joseph Parker Shot Anthony Joshua Fires Back at Klitschko as Tensions Begin To Rise Wilder: Parker Should Forget About May 6th, Fight Me in July Broner To Tim Bradley: Bald Head Uncle Tom, Stop Talking Crazy Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Added To Michael Conlan Chicago Card
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement