Friday, 8 June 2012

DeGale set to defend title against Ndiaye!

DeGale with EBU title.
British super-middleweight James Degale is looking likely to make his second defence of his EBU title against Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye.

Not many people have heard of Ndiaye but the Italy-based, Senegal-born boxer will provide a good test for DeGale. He is the EBU-EU super-middleweight champion and boasts a almost perfect record of 22-1, (13 KO's). He hasn't fought anybody of much note but you still have to be half decent to build up a record like that.

DeGale (12-1, 9 KO's) last defended his belt on April 21st, when he stopped Cristian Sanavia in the fourth round. 'Chunky' is looking to prove to a lot of people that he is more than just a domestic and European level fighter. His only loss came to local rival George Groves last year. Since then he has re-grouped well and looked very good in his last couple of fights.

Some people were hoping for a rematch between DeGale and Groves but this looks very unlikely at this moment in time as Groves is looking to defend his British and Commonwealth title against Kenny Anderson. However, this is a decent fight and it will show us if DeGale really is ready to step up in class.

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