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DeGale’s Day of Destiny Approaches

This Saturday night (Sunday morning here in the UK), James DeGale gets the chance to show he can do what he has been boasting he was born to do.

DeGale, in the Agganis Arena, in Boston, Massechuetts, USA, will be taking on Andre Dirrell for the IBF super-middleweight title.

The two fighters have similar records, DeGale’s record reads 20-1 with 14 wins coming by way of knockout, whilst Andre Dirrell has a record that reads 24-1 with 16 by way of knockout.

Both also have Olympic medals in their lockers, DeGale a Gold from the 2008 Olympics and Dirrell a Bronze from the 2004 Olympics where Dirrell lost a narrow decision to one Gennady Golovkin.

However, as the fight approaches DeGale remains extremely confident that he can emerge the victor, remarking to the media,

It’s a chance that I can’t let slip; I’m too good.

“People aren’t going to give me the opportunities again because I’m too good. No one is going to fight me for a voluntary defence so I’ve got to take this chance.

“History is going to be made, I’m telling you. I’ve trained too hard, I’ve come too far in my career.

“I’m destined to be a world champion. Trust me, history is getting made on the 23rd, next Saturday.”


Fighting in your opponents’ backyard is never an easy thing to do, has DeGale got what it takes?

I guess we’ll find out this Saturday night over in Boston, Massechusetts!


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 18 2015

Time: 5:37PM

 

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