DeGale to fight in Canada on May 17

17/04/2013 12:11

Hennessy Sports is delighted to announce that WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale is scheduled to return to the ring for his North American debut on May 17.

DeGale will fight at Casino Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Canada with an opponent yet to be determined, with EOTTM (Eye of the Tiger Management) and Hennessy Sports promoting the event.

This will be his first appearance since dominating former IBO super middleweight champion Fulgencio Zuniga in Hull back in December, after his clash with Alexander Brand, set for March, was postponed.

The fight comes a week before Canadian fighters Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute square off on May 25 at the Bell Centre, Montreal, in a sell-out clash. Those names will certainly be in mind as James looks to put on another world class performance in his own pursuit of a world title opportunity. 

The fight will be shown live on Wealth TV, and after making two successful appearances on the channel in his last two contests, the WBC Silver champion will be looking to make number three his best performance yet.

The appearance in Canada will be only DeGale's second professional bout outside Britain, he beat Cristian Sanavia in Denmark last April.

The fight will be subject to British Boxing Board approval.