DeGale-Bute, Alvarez-Chilemba Heading To Showtime

By Carlos Boogs

Sources close to the situation have advised that a tripleheader is being finalized for November 28th at the newly constructed Videotron Center in Quebec City, Quebec.The three fights will be broadcast by Showtime.

Newly crowned IBF super middleweight champion James Degale (21-1) will face former champion and fan favorite Lucian Bute (32-2) in the main event. Degale picked up the vacant title when he won an unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell in May.  Bute returned from a year and a half absence in August when he stopped Andrea Di Luisa of Italy.

WBC #1 ranked contender Isaac Chilemba will battle Eleider Alvarez in a fight to produce a mandatory challenger for WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson.

A fight between Artur Beterbiev who is ranked #2 by the IBF and #8 ranked Sullivan Barrera was being negotiated to determine the organization's mandatory challenger for Sergey Kovalev. 

Our sources indicate that Barrera's promoter Main Events will likely pull out of the October 5th purse bid later today.  Barrera has had issues obtaining a visa to travel to Canada and will probably not have his immigration issues cleared up before the November 28th date of the fight which means Beterbiev will face an opponent to be determined in the near future.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Box-Office on 10-02-2015

[QUOTE=thack;16102029]James bangs him out doubt[/QUOTE] Remember when you asked me "why back losers?" regarding Degale? :wave:

Comment by thack on 10-02-2015

James bangs him out doubt

Comment by SchoolTheseCats on 10-02-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;16101208]Last I heard he wasn't interested in going to Russia Well I looked on the IBF ratings page. IBF must've sent him updated rankings because their site isn't updated yet[/QUOTE] Sh1t just thought if he can't get into Canada because…

Comment by Hougigo on 10-02-2015

[QUOTE=SchoolTheseCats;16101099]Gonzalez might get kov fight in November might have to be mohammedi[/QUOTE] Last I heard he wasn't interested in going to Russia [QUOTE=gspm23;16101101]Don't know where you got your information but the next on the list is Gonzalez. GYM just posted…

Comment by gspm23 on 10-02-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;16101084]Well, mohamdi is next, but he's also promoted by Main Events.... he has even less of a chance of winning though. I hope it's him... screw Mohamedi getting that[/QUOTE] Don't know where you got your information but the next on…

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