News | Aug 15 2017

EXCLUSIVE James DeGale reveals why he did not enter the World Boxing Super Series

James DeGale vows to fight the winner of the World Boxing Super Series
James DeGale
James-DeGale  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

IBF world super-middleweight champion James DeGale insists he would have entered the World Boxing Super Series if it were not for a serious shoulder injury – but he intends to fight the winner.

DeGale is the biggest super-middleweight name not included in the eight-man tournament, which features his old rival and current WBA champion George Groves as well as compatriots Callum Smith, Jamie Cox and Chris Eubank Jnr.

However, DeGale is unable to fit into the Series’ schedule – which kicks off at the beginning of next month – after undergoing an operation on his shoulder back in June.