Advertisement
Advertisement

Piotr Wilczewski Fires out a Warning To James DeGale

By Terence Dooley

Poland’s Piotr Wilczewski has confirmed that he will defend his EBU super-middleweight belt against London’s James DeGale on September 17th.  ‘Wilk’ won the vacant strap courtesy of an eleventh round TKO over Amin Asikainen in March and will be making his maiden defence.

DeGale’s last outing saw him lose both his ‘0’ and British 168lb title to George Groves after a tightly contested battle at London’s O2 Arena.  ‘Saint’ George emerged as the winner via a majority decision. 

‘Chunky’ struck middleweight gold at the 2008 Olympic Games.  However, his 10-1 (8) record is dwarfed by Piotr’s 29-1 (10) slate, prompting the champion to claim that his 25-year-old challenger has bitten off more than he can chew.
 
“I have a lot of respect for James DeGale.  He is a gifted, strong and fast boxer.  But I will come to London with belts I like very, very much [writer’s note: Piotr’s WBO Inter-Continental title may also be on the line] and I do not want to leave my titles in the UK.  As a pro, James has not fought such an experienced boxer as myself – I believe experience is my big asset,” revealed Wilczewski when speaking to Boxingscene.com.

He added: “James won a middleweight gold medal at the Olympic Games.  As a young boy I dreamed about doing the same thing.  When turning pro several years ago, I accepted the fact that I will never win Olympic gold.  But now I have a chance to get a win over an Olympic champion.  I will do my best to succeed.  Beating a gold medallist is a little bit like winning the gold medal, is not it?”

Please send news and views to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gooch999 on 07-12-2011

Really hope DeGale can do this an prove that groves was just a stumbling block!! War DeGale!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photos: Mayweather Takes Part in BET Celebrity Basketball Game Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 17 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement