DeGale weighs in ahead of Davis clash

James DeGale weighed in at exactly the 12-stone limit ahead of his super-middleweight clash with Dyah Davis.

Harlesden’s Olympic gold medallist, 27, will be defending his WBC Silver title against the 32-year-old American, who scaled 11st 13lb 2oz.

A victory would keep DeGale in line for a world title shot – a week before his arch-rival and fellow West Londoner George Groves faces champion Carl Froch.

“I want to go in there and not only win but do it in style and show that I’m ready for that world title shot,” DeGale told West London Sport.

“Of course it’s frustrating to see other people fight for world titles as I want to be in there mixing it with the big boys and I’m definitely ready.

“But I’m on my own career path and once I get past Davis it’s down to [promoter] Mick Hennessy to get me the world title fight he has said he will.

“I’m not underestimating Davis. This is a big opportunity for him and he’ll go in there determined to make the most of it.

“The way I’m feeling though, I just can’t see him lasting 12 rounds. I’m looking to put on a show.”

Davis, who was stopped in the 10th round by the WBC’s world champion Sakio Bika last year, insists he will upset the odds and put himself back in the frame for major fights.

“I was ranked number three and my aim is to get back there,” Davis said.

“DeGale is talking about his plans for the future but I have my own plans and am in the best shape I’ve ever been in.

“I’m a boxer-puncher who comes to fight and is ready to take care of business – and that’s what I plan on doing.”

Tickets for DeGale v Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November are priced from £40 and are available from the Hennessy Sports Box Office on 01925 755 222, at or alternatively by contacting or by phone on 0844 888 4402 or via or by phone on 0844 847 2500.






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