DeGale to fight Marco Antonio Periban on Cleverly-Bellew card

09/10/2014 17:47
James DeGale will fight Marco Antonio Periban on the undercard of Cleverly-Bellew II on November 22 in Liverpool.
 
The 28-year-old hopes victory over the 30-year-old Mexican will springboard him to a world title fight with Carl Froch early in 2015.
 
Periban's record stands at 20-2-1 (KO13) and last year he pushed Sakio Bika all the way for the vacant WBC super-middleweight title, losing on a majorty decision.
 
He has since drawn with Badou Jack and lost another close decision to J'Leon Love in a bid to win the WBA international super-middleweight belt, a fight he thought he deserved to win.
 
DeGale is hoping to face Froch next January after beating Brandon Gonzales in May to become the mandatory challenger for his IBF title.