News | Feb 02 2015

James DeGale-Andre Dirrell targeted for April 25 at the O2

And it could be for the IBF super-middleweight title, if Carl Froch vacates the belt, writes John Dennen
James DeGale

MATCHROOM will hold another show at the O2 arena in London on April 25. Promoter Eddie Hearn envisages James DeGale fighting Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF super-middleweight world title on the bill, if Carl Froch vacates the belt.

“Froch has got to make the decision on his IBF [title],” said Hearn. “The likeliehood is that he’ll probably vacate that because of his injury. James DeGale will fight for the vacant title. We’re just dealing with that at the moment.

“He’ll fight the next available [contender]. If you look at the rankings you’ve got James DeGale, Andre Dirrell, Gilberto Ramirez, George Groves.”


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