Mick Hennessy has announced that he will be promoting a card featuring WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale at Glow, Bluewater on November 16 with an opponent to be announced shortly. Beijing Olympic Gold medallist DeGale stated, “I can’t wait to get in there and put on the kind of display where people take note and see that I’m ready and willing to fight the best. I’ll put on a great performance for the fans….I just can’t wait to get in there and give a huge, devastating performance that takes the atmosphere to another level.”
This will be James’ third fight of 2013 after stoppage victories over Sebastien Demers on his Canadian debut and Stjepan Bozic in his last fight at Glow, Bluewater. “When you look at the super middleweight division, it really is a great time, as there are no easy fights, no easy world champions,” DeGale said. “You’d have to say Andre Ward is number one and then you’d probably have to say it’s Carl Froch, but when you look at the list of other fighters in the division, the likes of: Mikkel Kessler, Thomas Oosthuizen, Lucian Buté, George Groves, I think it’s very difficult to say who number three is, who number four is.
“It’s a really strong division with a lot of talented fighters and I’d say I’m inside the top 10 and very excited to mix it with the best and show everything I’ve got.”
One contest at the forefront of James’ mind is the domestic scrap between WBA and IBF world champion Carl Froch and title challenger George Groves.
“I look at the Froch vs. Groves fight and I know that in the next six months it’s likely that I’ll fight the winner of that one, so it really is exciting times,” DeGale said. “I’m ready and willing to fight anyone and it’s time to step up and face the best.”