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Periban Feels His Record is Well Above That of DeGale

Marco Antonio Periban has warned James DeGale MBE that he will show that he has operated at a higher level when they meet at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Super Middleweights clash on Merseyside with DeGale looking to impress as he hunts for a World title shot at the start of 2015, but the Mexican plans to derail the Olympic gold medallist’s plans.

Periban was edged out via majority decision by Sakio Bika for the vacant WBC title in June 2013 and had unbeaten J’Leon Love is plenty of trouble in the fifth round of their clash in May. The 31 year old believes these fights are bigger than anyone DeGale has ever faced and says that will be a big factor on the night.

“Bika was a more difficult challenge than anyone DeGale has ever faced,” said Periban. “He was very difficult, to have a fighter like him in front of you who is so strong and so resilient is hard.

“Bika is also considered one of the best punchers in the division at this moment. I did a good job after a good training camp and it made me realise that I'm at the level of the division's strong fighters.

“This division is the hardest one at the moment, a lot of experts believe that. That's an added motivation knowing that I'm up there fighting the best. That speaks well of me, it shows that I'm doing a good job and I just need to work harder to win a World title.

“I should have knocked Love out in the fifth round but then the referee made a big mistake, he pushed me when I was going for Love and I almost went out of the ring. Floyd Mayweather had mentioned in the pre-fight press conference that Love was almost like his son, perhaps there was a lot of favoritism towards him.

“I don't feel like I'm undefeated because unfortunately the records show that I lost, it's harder to impress the judges away from home. I do feel like I have a lot of experience now, in terms of catching the judges’ eyes in other countries, this is really important.”

Periban’s clash with DeGale is part of a massive night of action in Liverpool, as Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew meet in a hotly anticipated rematch, while Scott Quigg and Jamie McDonnell defend their World titles against Hidenori Othake and Walberto Ramos respectively.

There’s action for two of DeGale’s British Super Middleweight peers as George Groves meets Denis Douglin and Callum Smith tackles Nikole Sjekloca in a WBC World title eliminator. Heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua MBE defends his WBC International title against Michael Sprott in a British title eliminator and promoter Eddie Hearn is set to add more names to the bill soon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SP4RTICUS on 11-07-2014

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;15080827]Bika is not one of the best punchers in the division is he? Disagree with that.[/QUOTE] No, but he is a tough, awkward, fouling, avoided sonofa*****, and i give him big credit for that fight, way and above anyone degale…

Comment by Teetotaler on 11-07-2014

[QUOTE=Black Barty;15080838]Had he [I]beaten Bika[/I], his record would be better than DeGale's. But both are equally short on quality [I]wins[/I]. Periban has Love vs DeGale's Gonzalez and Wilczewski (gave Abraham a tough fight). But it doesn't matter either way. Resumes…

Comment by Pigeons on 11-07-2014

[QUOTE=Black Barty;15080838]Had he [I]beaten Bika[/I], his record would be better than DeGale's. But both are equally short on quality [I]wins[/I]. Periban has Love vs DeGale's Gonzalez and Wilczewski (gave Abraham a tough fight). But it doesn't matter either way. Resumes…

Comment by Black Barty on 11-07-2014

Had he [I]beaten Bika[/I], his record would be better than DeGale's. But both are equally short on quality [I]wins[/I]. Periban has Love vs DeGale's Gonzalez and Wilczewski (gave Abraham a tough fight). But it doesn't matter either way. Resumes don't…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 11-07-2014

Bika is not one of the best punchers in the division is he? Disagree with that.

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