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James DeGale To Return on Ortiz vs. Molina Card

By Elliot Foster

James DeGale will return to the ring later this month.

The former IBF world super-middleweight title holder, 32, has been out of action since winning the belt back from Caleb Truax in a rematch back in April.

DeGale then relinquished the belt, stating that he is entering the final stages of his career and wants more financially rewarding fight and opting against facing his mandatory challenger Jose Uzcategui, who is now the champion.

But ‘Chunky’ will come back in the States in an eight-round contest on September 30, as part of the supporting cast to Victor Ortiz’ welterweight clash against John Molina Jr.

The card, which is to be aired on Fox Sports 1 in the States, is promoted by Tom Brown of TGB Promotions and also features British duo Kody Davies and Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce.

Both Davies and Joyce will be looking to remain unbeaten and also be hopeful of making an impression in the American market, while DeGale is hopeful that a win against an opponent to be confirmed will lead to a blockbuster fight in December or January.

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IN OTHER NEWS: Sean McGlinchey has had his comeback date revealed.

The undefeated Derry super-middleweight has been out of the ring since June last year.

But McGlinchey (2-0) will be back in the ring at the beginning of next month, as part of a TV-aired card.

He will box on October 5 at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, exclusively live on BoxNation, as part of MTK Global's 'Danger At The Docks' card.

Tyrone McCullagh is set to top the card in a clash against English super-bantamweight champion Josh Kennedy for the vacant WBO European belt.

Steven Ward, who won the vacant BUI Celtic light-heavyweight title with a points win over Stevie Collins Jr. last month, will see action again, while Padraig McCrory and Gary Cully will feature.

Australia’s Nathaniel May will make his MTK debut and Marco McCullough will box alongside Steven Donnelly and Sean McComb, who both have American dates to attend to next month.

Conrad Cummings will be looking to build on his return to winning ways and there is a new date for Paddy Gallagher as he comes back from a broken jaw, challenging Jay Byrne for the BUI Celtic welterweight title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 09-20-2018

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Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 09-17-2018

Not just a more financially rewarding fight, but a SAFER fight :lol1:! Uzcategui would have destroyed Degale!

Comment by DJrabit on 09-17-2018

If Victor vs Molina is the type of fights this new deal with Fox & Showtime is going to give us . I’m not excited.

Comment by trippers1 on 09-17-2018

[QUOTE=Scopedog;19111938]So he ducks Uzcategui, claiming to want to fight for big money, and instead ends up on the undercard of ****ing Victor Ortiz. Shameful.[/QUOTE] He duckec him cos it was a fight he knew he wouldnt win at this moment…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 09-17-2018

[QUOTE=Scopedog;19111938]So he ducks Uzcategui, claiming to want to fight for big money, and instead ends up on the undercard of ****ing Victor Ortiz. Shameful.[/QUOTE] That had me scratching my head too. Peter Quillin 2.0.

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