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DeGale Hoping to Steal the Limelight on Saturday

Having become the IBF super-middleweight champion of the world, you’d think that James DeGale would be the centre of attention when it comes to making a title defence.

However, it seems that DeGale’s defence against the former champion Lucien Bute, is being overshadowed by the huge heavyweight world title fight, in Germany, between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko.

However, there’s no getting away that DeGale (with a record that reads 21-1 with 14 wins coming by way of knockout), making a defence on foreign soil, faces a pretty tough job facing an opponent in Bute (who has a record that reads 32-2 with 25 wins coming by way of knockout).

Speaking about the clash with the big-fight in Dusseldorf perhaps stealing the limelight, DeGale is quoted as having remarked,

“It’s a wicked night of boxing with Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury and then me and Bute. Of course I’m hoping to steal the show,”

“I think Andre Dirrell was harder. He was more of a complete fighter and one of the best in the division. I think Bute is still good but he’s had his best days. I’m a fresh, young, confident fighter and I’m feeling good.”


Can DeGale steal the headlines?

That remains to be seen!


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 25 2015

Time: 7:16PM

 

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