Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Frank Warren on DeGale, Saunders, Jacobs-Quillin

By Frank Warren

As I predicted it was a tougher job than many expected for James DeGale against Lucian Bute. The judges in Quebec may even have been a tad generous in their markings. Sky’s Jim Watt scored it a draw and I thought  it was very close – at best a round or two in it.

The trouble with DeGale is that while he is awkward he is not hard to hit, he gets marked up too often. From what I hear in America, they are not screaming out for him to try and unify the titles with George Groves’ conqueror Badou Jack, but if it happens he will have to be sharper than he has seemed in his last couple of outings

***********************

Billy Joe Saunders is not only looking good these says but he’s feeling on top of the world already in training.

Not only did he collect just over twenty grand for betting on his pal Fury – he said right from the off that Tyson would win – but he has just signed a new multi-fight promotional deal with us.

All it needs now is for him to take Andy Lee’s WBO middleweight title belt on December 19 in Manchester –a fight that will now be shown on America’s Showtime as well as BoxNation here. And I reckon that is looking a pretty good bet for him, too.

*****************************

There’s also a really tasty scrap this weekend for BoxNation subscribers when Peter Quillin, with whom Lee drew in Brooklyn in April when both were on the floor, meets Daniel Jacobs for the WBA ‘regular’ title.

This looks like another terrific battle of Brooklyn as both are heavy-handed hitters. Jacobs, who has successfully overcome cancer, is likely to be the crowd’ favourite as he was born there. He has lost only once in 31 contests.

‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin, though actually born in Chicago, also considers himself a son of Brooklyn as he now lives there.

Since drawing with WBO champion Lee, when he had failed to make the weight for their scheduled title fight, Quillin, still unbeaten in 33 bouts, has had an impressive KO victory over Michael Zerafa.

He’ll need to be at his peak to stave off what is sure to be a fierce and formidable challenge by Jacobs. It’s not one to miss. Live coverage starts at 1am on Sunday morning.

User Comments and Feedback
ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (0)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Deontay Wilder Breaks His Silence, Speaks On Black Lives Matter Movement Erickson Lubin's Coach: We Accept Gausha's Challenge Manager: Salamov, Vlasov Waiting To Hear From Top Rank For Fight Date Toka Kahn Clary Pulls Out of ESPN Co-Feature Against Abraham Nova Hatton: I Would've Beaten Anyone Night I Fought Tszyu, Including Mayweather Jerry Forrest Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Tom Schwarz Could Be Facing Charges For Alleged Assault on Woman Stevenson: Mayweather Comparisons Feel Good, But I'm Gonna Surpass Floyd Golden Boy Pleased With WBC Restoring Crews-Dezurn's Title Reign Devin Haney vs. Luke Campbell Eyed For August or September Nonito Donaire: I Know After Inoue Fight I Have A Lot Of Gas In My Tank Crawford: Garcia No Joke For Spence; Sturdier, Punches Harder Than Porter Arum Explains How "The Bubble" Will Work at Upcoming Top Rank Events Ellerbe: Badou Jack's Number One Option Is Rematch With Jean Pascal Melissa Oddessa Turns Pro, Will Be Guided By Andre Rozier Chisora Sees No Issue With More Boxing in Saudi Arabia - Explains Why Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Has 5 or 6 Options - GGG is Not One! News: Mitchell Barton, Quinton Randall, Jonathan Walsh Caraballo: If Stevenson Thinks I'm Easy, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night For Him Manny Pacquiao Might Fight Golovkin, Freddie Roach Says Holyfield Breaks Down His Strategy in Upset of Mike Tyson Ryan Garcia Return Still on Track For July 4, Says Golden Boy Prez Eleider Alvarez Expects Fireworks With Dangerous Joe Smith Arum: We Didn't Feel UFC Testing Protocols In Florida Were Adequate Boxer-Turned-Nurse Kim Clavel To Receive Pat Tillman Award At ESPYS Barrera Concerned: I Hope Kovalev is Not Back on The Vodka Whyte Slams Fury, Erupts Over Arum's Talk of Delaying Mandatory Shot Julio Cesar Martinez Hoping To Fight in July and September Johnny Garton Announces Retirement From Boxing Claressa Shields Wants 3-Minute Rounds, Equality In Women's Boxing Thurman: I'm More Open To A Rematch With Porter Than He Might Believe Spence: Crawford Fight Will Happen When Arum, Haymon Make Sure Money's Right Golden Boy Considering Anthony Dirrell As Canelo's Next Opponent Euro News: Mariusz Wach vs. Kevin Johnson, EBU Awards, More Trainer: Golovkin Wants Canelo in Future, Was Not 100% For Derevyanchenko Crews-Dezurn Reinstated as WBC Champion, Jimenez Suspended WBC Prez Won't Confirm Whyte's Shot Would Overrule Fury-Joshua Fight Banks: I'm Confident Badou Jack Will Win Jean Pascal Rematch Not Pound for Pound...Champ for Champ 2020: Pt. 4 Andy Ruiz is Going To Conquer Again - Don't Sleep on Him, Says Johnson
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement