News | Jun 06 2017

James DeGale expected back in September amid injury reports

James DeGale reveals he is injured, but his promoter expects him back in September
James DeGale
James DeGale  |  Action Images/REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

JAMES DeGALE “would fight next week” if it were up to him but is expected to return to action in September, according to his trainer Jim McDonnell and promoter Eddie Hearn.

However, earlier today the IBF super-middleweight champion provided an update on his future, stating that he is to have surgery on his shoulder – sidelining him for six months.

He has not fought since his thrilling draw with Badou Jack in January and came close to fighting Liverpool’s Callum Smith on July 1, but Hearn believes he could be back in the ring toward the end of the summer.