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.
In the wake of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s resounding loss to Andrzej Fonfara, Carl Froch is looking elsewhere for an opponent. Here he breaks down each potential candidate.
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.
British super middleweight contender George Groves insists he is prepared to wait for his mandatory WBC title shot rather than face long-time domestic rival James DeGale for the vacant IBF belt. The WBC title is held by Anthony Dirrell, who was granted a voluntary defense by the organization.
English super middleweight contender James DeGale will fight for the IBF title, most likely on April 25 at the O2 Arena in London, after his countryman, Carl Froch, finally vacated the belt on Tuesday.
Carl Froch is expected to vacate his IBF super middleweight title this week, leaving the way clear for mandatory challenger James DeGale to fight for the belt in late spring. DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn proposed a rematch with George Groves for the IBF title, which prompted a social media exchange between the two.
The vacant RING lightweight championship will be on the line on Saturday when WBO titleholder Terence Crawford takes on Raymundo Beltran in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford is THE RING’s No. 1-rated lightweight; Beltran is the magazine’s No. 2 contender.
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch reckons his dream of fighting in Las Vegas next year against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is still alive. On Monday, Froch revealed his promoter Eddie Hearn is flying to the U.S. this week for talks with Al Haymon, who is now working with Chavez Jr.
Fans share their thoughts on Manny Pacquiao’s ridiculously dominant decision victory over Chris Algieri, where they think he stands in terms of ability, and what they think is next; fans also praised Vasyl Lomachenko and evaluated the fighters on the monster Cleverly-Bellew rematch card in this week’s Monday mailbag.
James DeGale looked good scoring a third-round stoppage of former title challenger Marco Antonio Periban on the Tony Bellew-Nathan Cleverly undercard on Saturday in Liverpool, England, however fellow 168-pound contender and domestic rival George Groves looked ordinary halting Denis Douglin.