Boxing News At Five | May 15 2018

Boxing News at Five: Jack welcomes DeGale rematch, Fielding and Ryder chase Zeuge, Tete talks retirement

Badou Jack is open to fighting James DeGale again, but only at light-heavyweight, while Zolani Tete says he might retire if he wins WBSS bantamweight tournament
James DeGale vs Badou Jack
James DeGale and Badou Jack celebrate after their fight which ended in a draw  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

TYRON Zeuge is a wanted man. He’s wanted by Rocky Fielding and he’s wanted by John Ryder. He’s wanted, you sense, by a whole host of super-middleweights eager to get their paws on his WBA ‘regular’ title.

No, it’s not the most prestigious belt to win at 12-stone. Nor does it necessarily mean you are even the best super-middleweight according to the WBA (George Groves currently holds the WBA ‘super’ version). But it’s certainly a launchpad to bigger and better things and Fielding and Ryder, two men who have won big fights domestically and boxed each other in April 2017, are keen to now dip their toes into world-class waters.

“They are definitely both options for Zeuge’s next fight,” Zeuge’s promoter, Nisse Sauerland, told Sky Sports. “We’ve spoken to both already.