James DeGale advanced into the top five of THE RING’s super middleweight rankings with his IBF title-winning effort against Andre Dirrell on Saturday in Boston. How far did he climb? Check out this week’s Ratings Update and find out.
In this special Memorial Day mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on James DeGale’s IBF 168-pound title winning effort against Andre Dirrell, what might be next for both super middleweights, the state of the 168-pound division, the Amir Khan-Chris Algieri fight, Jessie Vargas, this year’s crazy busy boxing schedule and much more. Enjoy!
James DeGale has nothing but praise for Andre Dirrell after he beat the talented American for the IBF super middleweight title, but he had choice words for fellow Brits Carl Froch and George Groves, fellow beltholders Andre Ward and Badou Jack, and Gennady Golovkin.
After a strong start James DeGale had to withstand a late rounds surge from Andre Dirrell and then dig deep in the championship rounds against American to seize the vacant IBF super middleweight belt on Saturday afternoon at the at Agganis Arena on the Boston University campus. DeGale became the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a major world title with the victory.
On Saturday afternoon, James DeGale will face Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF super middleweight title on NBC. Read on for the predictions of 12 boxing experts polled by RingTV.com.
Five years ago Andre Dirrell’s career was derailed by an injury, but since then he has prepared for a night like this Saturday, when he’ll take on Olympic gold medalist James DeGale for the IBF 168-pound title.
Olympic gold medalist James DeGale is well known in the UK but the British super middleweight contender has the opportunity to make his name among American fans when he faces Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF title on Saturday in Boston in the main event of a PBC on NBC show.
Super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell has a new nickname and a burning desire to make it to the Hall of Fame, but he’s up against a significant obstacle in James DeGale on May 23 in Boston.
British star James DeGale (20-1, 14 knockouts) will face former world title challenger Andre Dirrell in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 23, in a bout which will be contested for the vacant IBF super middleweight championship.
Warriors Boxing out-bid Matchroom Sport for the opportunity to promote Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale for the vacant IBF 168-pound title, with the bout set to take place on American soil.
Super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell and light heavyweight prospect Artur Beterbiev got past scary moments to notch dominant victories on the Stevenson-Sukhotsky undercard on Friday in Quebec City, Quebec. Dirrell scored a unanimous decision over Derek Edwards; Beterbiev stopped Jeff Page in Round 2.
RING/WBC light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson weighed 174.5 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in for his Friday title defense against Dmitry Sukhotsky, who weighed 173.5, at Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City. The fight will be televised on Showtime in the U.S.
With a win over Derek Edwards on Friday night, super middleweight Andre Dirrell hopes to get one step closer to a rematch with IBF titlist Carl Froch.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get details on whom super middleweight Andre Dirrell will tentatively face next on Dec. 19.
The Dec. 19 Adonis Stevenson-Dmitry Sukhotsky card in Quebec City is filling out nicely with super middleweight Andre Dirrell, light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev and an IBF welterweight eliminator between Kevin Bizier and Jo Jo Dan now added to the Showtime broadcast.