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Top five opponents for James DeGale

Olly Campbell lists the best opponents for James DeGale

5. Chris Eubank Jr,  21-1 (16)

Like his father before him, the young Brighton contender isn’t short on confidence or innate talent, and has stated in the past that he would happily move up to 168 lbs for a high profile fight before a return to middleweight, where he states his current focus remains. Scheduled to challenge British middleweight champion, Nick Blackwell next month, the heavy handed Eubank has previously held an interim WBA title, his sole blemish at the hands of (now) world middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders, a fight in which his inexperience arguably cost him. While some remain convinced he still isn’t ready for the jump to bona fide world level, there exists a school of thought that says ‘there is only one way to find out’. In that regard, a clash with DeGale later in the year could prove the perfect ‘acid test’.

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