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Haymon Boxing: DeGale Does Have Rematch Clause For Truax

If James DeGale decides to continue fighting, he does have a rematch clause to get an immediate second fight with Caleb Truax.

Last Saturday night at the Copper Box in London, DeGale's career took a turn for the worse when he suffered a stunning twelve round decision loss to Truax, who was a huge underdog in the fight. Some of the UK oddsmakers had him listed as a 100-1 underdog.

With the victory, Truax walked away with DeGale's IBF super middleweight world title.

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In a recent interview, DeGale's former promoter Eddie Hearn was critical of the Olympic gold medal winner's decision to venture out on his own as a free agent.

The fight with Truax was the headline bout of a Frank Warren card. Warren promoted DeGale for the first half of his career.

"Let me tell you what happens when you are a free agent: nobody gives a f*** about you," Hearn told iFL TV. "I'm not talking about the public, I'm talking about in the business.

"You want to go into a fight in a voluntary defence and not have a rematch clause? What are you playing at? Who's responsible for that? You know why? Because he doesn't have a promoter. It's been a shambles since he won that world title."

"I'm not sure he'll fight again. If you're not in love with the sport, if you're cutting corners, if you're not living the life, it will catch up with you. Unless he has the desire to come back, he should leave the sport. He needs some time to get his head around the defeat. He's hurting right now, and so he should be. He should be eating people like Truax for breakfast."

Hearn was misinformed, according to Tim Smith - the Vice President of Communications for Haymon Boxing.

Smith reached out to BoxingScene.com to set the record straight, making it known that a rematch clause does exist in the DeGale-Truax bout agreement. Both DeGale and Truax are managed by Al Haymon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1hourRun on 12-14-2017

[img]https://i.imgur.com/icMZF2z.gif[/img] Me reading the comments.

Comment by GodLike on 12-14-2017

[QUOTE=BodiesInFlight;18331299] My guess is there wasn't a rematch clause but Haymon will order Truax to rematch if DeGale wants it.[/QUOTE] This^^^^^^

Comment by THEFRESHBRAWLER on 12-13-2017

[QUOTE=Straightener;18331279]Hearn surely wouldn't have said about the rematch clause if he didn't know ? Either Haymon is trying to cover his own azz or Hearn was talking rubbish Both are quite likely Hearn is right about one thing the guys…

Comment by THEFRESHBRAWLER on 12-13-2017

[QUOTE=greeneye99;18331379]Last 2 yrs Hearn promoted Degale...this was Degale's first fight without Hearn[/QUOTE] Haymon signed DeGale in 2015. Hearn shouldn’t be speaking on fighters he not promoting

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-13-2017

well if thats the case then degale can redeem himself, but he needs to let his shoulder heal

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