Top five next opponents for James DeGale

James DeGale opponent
Action Images/Andrew Couldridge
Who should James DeGale fight next?

1. Badou Jack

Their fight was an outstanding battle. Both have skills but this was remarkable for the gritty slugfest it turned into. Ultimately ending in a draw, they both knocked each other down, Jack finished crying robbery. The best way to settle the dispute would be a rematch and if it could happen at 168lbs we would finally get a unified super-middleweight champion.

2. George Groves

The old grudge has never vanished. Groves is the only man to have defeated DeGale as a professional and their hostility dates back to their amateur rivalry. This rematch would undoubtedly capture the imagination of the British public.

  1. Callum Smith

One of the most talented rising super-middleweights in the country, the Liverpudlian has dazzled on his way through the ranks, winning British and European titles in style.

  1. Chris Eubank Jr

Eubank Jr’s social media jibes at DeGale may have been undignified but this fight would ignite a huge amount of interest, with their contrasting personalities and would likely be an entertaining collision.

  1. Gennady Golovkin

After marking up so badly against Jack, going in with a heavy puncher like Golovkin, albeit at middleweight, is risky. But it would be a thriller and Golovkin is so far ahead of the competition at 160lbs he should consider moving up a division.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment


Boxing news – Newsletter


Current Issue