Al Bernstein feels injury free James DeGale MBE is “buoyed” for his WBC Silver super middleweight title defence at Glow, Bluewater, on November 16th.
The legendary Hall of Fame boxing analyst believes it would be “heartbreaking” for the 2008 Olympic gold medalist should he fail to defend his WBC Silver title and the possibility of him losing his momentum towards a world title adds to the “drama” of the upcoming contest.
“DeGale is buoyed for his fight by the fact that he is 100% healthy. In recent bouts he has been nagged by some recurring injuries,” Bernstein said.
“But for his close loss to George Groves, James DeGale would be undefeated now, and his mission to get a world title shot could well be in it’s final stages.
“The super middleweight division remains one of the most talented filled in all of boxing and it speaks well for DeGale that he is ranked in the top 10 of all four of the major organising bodies.
“So, it would be especially heartbreaking for DeGale if he lost this match and with it the momentum he has built toward a title opportunity – That adds an element of drama to this fight.”
DeGale is set to meet the former NABF champion and son of former 1976 Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis Jr, the tough American ‘Dangerous’ Dyah Davis.
Davis is a man who has traded leather with current WBC world champion Sakio Bika and tarnished the records of undefeated fighters.
Their fight tops the bill at Glow and is to be shown live on Channel 5 from 10pm, the night also features an all-star line up.
Tickets for November 16th are priced from £40 and are available to purchase from the following box offices:
Hennessy Sports box office on 01925 755 222 and online at: http://hennessy.ticketline.co.uk
Ticketline on 0844 888 4402 and online at: ticketline.co.uk
Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2500 or online at: ticketmaster.co.uk