DeGale Believes He Is Due A Dominant Performance
When IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale enters the ring Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena he will not be looking past his opponent. DeGale is coming off a shoulder injury which required surgery and has kept him out of the ring since he fought Badou Jack to a draw back in January.
His opponent Caleb Truax, a former world title challenger in the middleweight division, is obviously not in the same class as Jack, George Groves or even Lucien Bute for that matter but DeGale knows he can’t just overlook the veteran. DeGale also said this is possibly the first time he’s been 100% healthy in a while:
“I am healthy now, I am injury-free and I think you’re going to see the difference.” DeGale told Sky Sports.
“I am not saying Truax is a world-beater, but he is a perfect opponent for me. He’s challenged for a world title before. This is his chance and these are the dangerous ones, if I am honest.”
“They’ve got nothing to lose and will give it their all and he is going to try and take my world title away. He is the underdog so I will have to be switched on.”
“I’ve got to perform as well, if I am honest, because it feels like I am due a stand-out dominant performance.”
DeGale is hoping with a good performance here against Truax he will get another shot at a unification bout. Yesterday 3KingsBoxing.com reported that DeGale was wanting to fight WBC champion David Benavidez next. The Londoner stated that he had spoken with his adviser Al Haymon and there shouldn’t be any problems making that fight.
By: Chris Henderson
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