By Mark Vester
Promoter Frank Warren is ready to move super middleweight prospect James DeGale (9-0, 7KOs) to another level. Warren says he is ready and willing to match his Olympic gold medal winner against former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (36-2, 32KOs). If Pavlik wants a fight with DeGale, Warren is willing to make an immediate deal.
Pavlik spent the last few weeks at a rehab facility in California. The former champ was treating his well known drinking problem. Pavlik checked out last Monday but nothing has been made clear about the future of his career.
"Former world middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has checked out of rehab where he has been battling a drink problem. If he wants to fight James DeGale, I'd make that one in a heartbeat this year," Warren said.