After winning the WBC Silver title earlier this month against former world championFulgencio Zuniga, James DeGale MBE has decided to vacate his European title to concentrate on his quest for world honours.
The 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist said. “It has been an real honour to be EBU champion and it’s a shame that I have had to choose between the two championship belts I hold.
“However, I feel my decision to relinquish the European belt is the right decision at this stage in my career.
“I’ve won it and defended it twice and I feel the best course of action is to defend my WBC belt on route to a world title.
“The WBC belt will give me a wider choice of world class opponents.” Added James
Details on James next fight will be released in the coming weeks.
December 18, 2012