JAMES DEGALE will defend his IBF super-middleweight title against former champion Lucian Bute at the Videotron Center in Quebec on November 28, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on SHOWTIME in the US and Canada.
DeGale, the first British Olympic champion to win a professional world title, claimed his belt in Boston when he outscored Andre Dirrell and is ready for the threat of Bute, a former IBF champion.
“Bute is a world class, elite-level fighter who kept his World title for five years,” said DeGale, who recently signed with US powerbroker, Al Haymon. “Anyone who can do that deserves some serious respect. I’m the champion and he will be very fired up trying to win back his old title, but I’m too young, too fast, too skillful to let that happen.