What Next for James Degale

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Jack moved up his British rival are engaged in the Super 6 until May 2018
Champs

WBO Gilberto Ramirez TBA Saturday 3, February 2018
WBA George Groves ( **Tyron Zeuge is the WBA "regular" super middleweight champion)
WBC David Benavidez

What does the future hold?
 
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Hopefully a warm up or two then fight the winner of the WBSS for a start. Most likely will be a Brit so definitely money there.
 

Bajingo

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Uzcategui?Was supposed to happen before.
He's meant to be rematching Dirrell, I fully expect Dirrell to drop out claiming injury and disappear for another 18 months though so perhaps he'll be reinstated as mandatory.
 

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Dirrell first no? He should probably unify in order to get parity with the WSBB winner. If Groves wins and Degale has only the IBF then he won't get 50/50.

Benavidez is rematching Gavril.
 

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Dirrell first no? He should probably unify in order to get parity with the WSBB winner. If Groves wins and Degale has only the IBF then he won't get 50/50.

Benavidez is rematching Gavril.
WBSS winner will only have the WBA (and the WBC silver I guess).
 
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Yeah, last I heard Dirrell and Uzcategui were rematching with the winner being his mandatory. This means he can have a voluntary or a unification inbetween.

Surprised he hasn’t got a fight scheduled.
 
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There really is nothing out there for him, 168 is really bad.

I'd say either of the Dirrell's, Uzcategui, Chavez Jr and Peter Quillin are his only decent, marketable fights available
 
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some fighters just seem to be in endless stay busy fights.... degale is one for sure. cant help but feel his best is behind him.
 
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Degale has said he want's to fight in December and then a unification match against WBC champion David Benavidez in 2018. He's recovering from major shoulder surgery and I can't see him wanting another tough 12 rounder his first fight back.

The IBF said he had to fight the winner of Jose Uzcategui/Andre Dirrell, but they ordered a rematch to that after the DQ finish, but the rematch might not happen since Dirrell's uncle is due up in court in November facing 10 years for sucker punching Uzcategui.

Rocky Fielding is no5 in the IBF rankings, both he and Degale are currently with Matchroom, but he's just fought, would he take a quick turn around for December?

The smart plan would be to pace him to the WBSS brackets, so that he fights around the same time as the semi's, then the final, and then build a megafight between himself and the winner, most likely to be Groves/Degale II.

So in theory you could have run of December Vs a gimme, same month as the WBSS Semi Vs Feilding, same month as WBSS final Vs Benavidez/Dirrell/Uzcategui, then Vs the winner of the WBSS.

Personally I don't think he fancies Uzcategui or a Dirrell rematch and think he'll try for Feilding>Benavidez>Groves II.
 
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Dirrell isn't even ranked by the IBF anymore so fuck knows what's happening with him.

I think him getting back in the ring v Fielding (no.5 in the IBF) would be OK for the Bellew-Haye undercard. Then deal with the mando then look toward the WBSS winner
 
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Any new on his opponent yet ?
Top 15

INTERIM : Andre Dirrell


1 NOT RATED
2 NOT RATED
3 Jose Uzcategui Venezuela
4 Chris Eubank Jr England
5 Vincent Feigenbutz Germany
6 Rocky Fielding England
7 Caleb Plant United States
8 Roamer Angulo Colombia
9 J'Leon Love United States
10 Patrick Nielsen Denmark
11 Anthony Dirrell United States
12 Arthur Abraham Germany
13 Peter Quillin United States
14 Stefan Hartel Germany
15 Caleb Truax United States