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DeGale Get European Title Shot


Former British Super-Middleweight Champion James DeGale will challenge champion Piotr Wilczewski from Poland for the European title in September.

Wilczeski, who is ranked No.3 by the WBO, has lost just once in 30 fights, He won the vacant European and WBO Intercontinental titles with a an 11th round stoppage of Amin Asikainen in March this year.

"Challenging for the European title is a fantastic opportunity to get myself back in the big picture in my first fight back," DeGale told Frank Warren.tv.

"I’ve been hard in training since my last fight and I’m ready to box tomorrow if I need to, come September I’ll be in great shape,"

"The fight with Groves(George) is in the past, I still believe I beat him, but I’m a positive person and now I’m focused on the future and a win will put me in a great position for a world title,"

"My promoter Frank Warren has done a great job in getting me home advantage for this title shot and now I’ve got to go out there, do the business and win it in style,"



DeGale added: "In fact, I’m about to sign a new three year deal with Frank and I’m really happy that he will continue to build my career as he has done since I turned professional,"

"He brought Amir Khan back from a devastating knockout loss to a world title in only three fights so I know that he can do it for me."

Promoter Frank Warren said, "This is a make or break fight for James. He’s got a big opportunity in front of him against Wilczewski and now has to go out there a deliver the goods and show the fans what he can do"

Last time out in May DeGale lost his British title to bitter London rival George Groves via 12 round split decision.

July 6, 2011


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