NEW YORK (March 28, 2016) – A three-fight series to crown a unified divisional champion will begin on Saturday, April 30, when WBC 168-pound champion Badou Jack defends his title against former longtime titlist Lucian Bute, and IBF Champion James DeGale risks his belt against mandated challenger Rogelio Medina in a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from the DC Armory in Washington D.C.… Read Article
Rival super-middleweight champions James De Gale and Badou Jack want to fight one another in a unification clash, and the plan is for the two 168-pounders to meet later this year. But first the two will co-headline a Showtime card on April 30th. Southpaw DeGale will face Rogelio Medina, 36-6(30) while Jack will face what looks like a far stiffer challenge in former champ Lucian Bute, 32-3(25).… Read Article
Britain’s James DeGale will make the second defence of his IBF super-middleweight title against Mexico’s Rogelio Medina in either April or May in the UK, in what will be the Olympic gold medal winner’s first fight in his own country for 18-months – so reports Mail OnLine.
The southpaw who was last seen out-pointing former champ Lucian Bute in a great action fight in Canada, might face Medina on the April 9th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin … Read Article
By Abdi Haid: IBF super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) says he’s interested in facing IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs), but for that fight to happen, Golovkin will need to move up in weight. DeGale believes that it’ll be an even fight when Golovkin does move up in weight because his punching power won’t be as pronounced in the 168lb division as it is at 160 right … Read Article
IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale, has stated that he would happily fight avoided middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, should the big-hitting Kazakh decide to make the jump up to 168.
DeGale most recently defended his title against Lucian Bute in Canada, in a gutsy display that he hopes leads to a unification fight with WBC 168 champion Badou Jack, though for all the perceived faults the gold medal winning British Olympian has out of the … Read Article
IBF 168 lb champion, James DeGale, has restated his intention to press on with plans for a unification fight with WBC belt holder, Badou Jack, in the wake of the Londoner’s hard-fought points victory of veteran former champion, Lucian Bute at the weekend.
After a fast start to the fight, ‘Chunky’ had to battle through an aggressive and gutsy showing from a seemingly reinvigorated Bute, who at 35, showed he isn’t a spent force just … Read Article
James DeGale MBE says he wants to take the WBC World Super-Middleweight title from Badou Jack after successfully defending his IBF crown against Lucian Bute in Quebec on Saturday night.… Read Article
James DeGale defended his IBF Super Middleweight World Championship in a thriller over hometown favorite and former champion Lucian Bute on Saturday in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
It was the first title defense for DeGale, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist from Britain who went on the road to Boston to win the title earlier this year and chose to defend in hostile territory. … Read Article
IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) retained his IBF title tonight with a less than thrilling 12 round unanimous decision win over 35-year-old Lucian Bute (35-3, 25 KOs) from the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City, in Quebec, Canada. Bute, 35, had the crowd on his side the entire fight, and they did a good job of motivating him during the championship rounds. … Read Article
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® (11 p.m. ET/PT)
IBF Super Middleweight World Championship
James DeGale – 167 ¼ Pounds
Lucian Bute – 167 ½ Pounds
WBC Light Heavyweight World Title Eliminator
Eleider Alvarez – 174 ¾ Pounds
Isaac Chilemba – 173 ½ Pounds… Read Article