James Degale to defend WBC Silver super middleweight title against Stjepan Bozic on June 8th live on Wealth TV
SAN DIEGO, CA (May 29, 2013)—On Saturday afternoon June 8th, Wealth TV is proud to be airing the WBC Silver Super Middleweight clash between 2008 Olympic Gold Medal Winner James “Chunky” DeGale and former world title challenger Stjepan Bozic in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds.The fight card can also be seen on www.wealthtv.com
DeGale of London has a professional record 15-1 with ten knockouts and in addition to being the WBC Silver Champion, DeGale is also the current European Super Middleweight champion.
After becoming a national hero by capturing gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, DeGale raced out to ten consecutive wins while capturing titles.
He has wins over Jindrich Kubin (5-0); Ally Morris (2-0-1); In his sixth bout he won WBA International Super Middleweight title with a 5th round stoppage over Sam Horton (15-1).
He defended that title once with a first round destruction over Carl Dilks (14-2). He went on to win the British Super Middleweight title with a 9th round stoppage over Paul Smith (29-1). DeGale suffered his only blemish when he lost a close majority decision to British rival George Groves.
DeGale won the European championship with a majority decision over Piotr Wilczewski (29-1). He defended that belt twice with wins over Cristian Sanavia (45-5-1) and Hadillah Mohoumadi (13-2-1). DeGale picked up the WBC Silver championship with a decision over former world title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga.
In his last bout, DeGale demolished former world title challenger Sebastien DeMers in two rounds on May 17th in a bout that was televised live on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com
He is currently ranked in all four major sanctioning bodies (#5 WBC, #14 WBA, #6 IBF and #3 WBO).
Bozic of Zagreb, Croatia has a record of 26-6 with 17 knockouts.
Bozic won the WBF Super Middleweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Nader Hamdan. He defended that bout with a 7th round stoppage over former world champion Julio Cesar Vasquez.
Bozic challenged for the WBA Super Middleweight title but was stopped by Dimitri Sartison. Bozic also was stopped by former world champion Arthur Abraham.
Bozic is on a two fight winning streak with his last bout being a 2nd round stoppage over Gordon Glisic on November 23, 2012.
Said Wealth TV CEO Charles Herring, “We are very excited to continue to broadcast the ascension of James DeGale. With DeGale securing the WBC Silver Super Middleweight championship and with his recent decisive wins the Olympic Gold medal winner has put himself on a short list for a potential clash with Andre Ward or Carl Froch”.
An exciting undercard featuring undefeated Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (9-0, 4 KO’s); Super Bantamweight Kid Galahad (13-0, 6 KO’s) and Heavyweight Hughie Fury (4-0, 3 KO’s) will also be part of the card.
UPCOMING FIGHTS ON WEALTH TV
Saturday July 6th, It’s the Heavyweight rematch of the year when Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) will look to make it two straight against David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s).
On February 23rd, Thompson shocked the boxing world by scoring a 2nd round knockout over Price. Price was undefeated and heading towards a Heavyweight title shot but Thompson landed the one big shot and changed the landscape of the Heavyweight division.
Price has instilled the services of Heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis for guidance. Will that help Price gain revenge or will Thompson repeat the result from February?