“The IBO title might be on the line but, no disrespect, it is not what I am in this fight for. For me it is not recognised as one of the four major world titles,” he said.
He scoffed at Eubank Jnr, who has held the belt before. “Chris was very deluded when it came to carrying that belt around and calling himself a world champion,” DeGale said. “He was parading it around like he was the super-middleweight champion of the world, he is mad.