James DeGale v Stjepan Bozic weigh in for Saturday’s fight at Glow (Bluewater) – Kent
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver super middleweight contender James DeGale (15-1, 10 KO’s) weighed in today for his fight on Saturday night against little known challenger Stjepan Bozic (26-6, 17 KO’s) at the Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, United Kingdom.
DeGale will be looking to get his 6th straight victory since being beaten by George Groves two years ago in 2011 in a fight that honestly could have easily have gone to DeGale.
DeGale is trying to keep winning so that he can get a title shot, and his promoter Mick Hennessey doesn’t seem all that interested in putting DeGale in with any live bodies he gets that title shot.
In his last fight, DeGale obliterated Sebastian Demers in two rounds last month. Demers came into the fight having lost his last three bouts, which kind of begs the question about why DeGale was fighting someone like that at this point in his career.
The good news about this Saturday’s fight is that Bozic has won his last two fights. The bad news is that Bozic has lost three out of his last five fights. Again, the question is why is DeGale fighting someone like this at this stage of his career?
What makes it even more sad is that DeGale has been calling out IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch, saying his style is all wrong for him. Why would Froch want to bother fighting DeGale if the guy is facing nothing but weak opposition? I wouldn’t ever bother fighting DeGale if I was Froch until he finally fought a live body and looked good in doing so.
DeGale says that Bozic beat Froch in the amateurs many years ago. That doesn’t matter. This is the pro ranks and Bozic has done little at this level. It’s kind of funny that DeGale is trying to justify his choice in fighting Bozic by pointing out that he beat Froch. I mean, who cares what Bozic did in a 3 round amateur fight years and years ago. The fact of the matter is he hasn’t found success at the pro level and here DeGale is fighting him.
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