James DeGale vs Andre Dirrell an evenly match bout @ 168lbs showdown of former Olympians. The 29-year-old Dirrell will fight for the vacant IBF super-middleweight belt. DeGale is trying to become the first British Olympic boxing gold medallist to win a world title.
Both fighters are entering the ring with only one lost. Dirrell defeat came on points against Carl Froch in Nottingham, back in 2009. James DeGale defeat was back in 2011 against George Groves. This is a very evenly matched fight. Both fighters has around the same KO% @ 65% loses and fights (Take a closer look).
Dirrell is looking to crush DeGale’s hopes of making history and has been quoted as saying “I’m chasing that world title, it’s been long enough. I’m ready to become world champion rightfully and I’ll be willing to do whatever it takes”
“On May 23 it’s my time to make history as the first Briton to win an Olympic gold medal and a world title,” DeGale said.
Andre Dirrell fights James DeGale for the vacant IBF World super middleweight title on Saturday afternoon, May 23 at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. The fight will be broadcast live as part of a Memorial Day weekend edition of Premier Boxing Championships on NBC at 4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT. Live coverage in the U.K. will begin at 8:00pm BST on SkySports 1.