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Hennessy Attempted To Get Jokinen For James DeGale

By Per Ake Persson

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, the next opponent for EBU super middleweight champion James DeGale will be Frenchman Hadillah Mohoumadi, 13-2-1, who is reigning French champion but comes in off a loss to Nikola Sjekloca (EBU # 3). The fight takes place on October 13 at the Glow, Bluewater in the UK.

DeGale's new promoter, Hennessy Sports, first tried to get the EBU to recognize Finland´s Niko Jokinen, unbeaten in 18 but untested, as the opponent but he was turned down as he is not yet ranked in the EBU ratings.