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DeGale: Winner of Froch v Groves II has to fight me within 120 days

Phil Jay 15/05/2014

Olympic champion James DeGale has revealed that he is on the verge of challenging for the unified world super-middleweight title against the winner of the upcoming clash between rivals Carl Froch and George Groves.

The 28 year-old must first get past undefeated contender Brandon Gonzales on the undercard of the Froch v Groves rematch, but the Londoner is confident he will and has already assurances that he is next in line.

“I’m not fussed I’ll box whoever,” DeGale told Sky Sports News. “Whoever wins I am boxing (anyway).

“I am in a mandatory position to face the winner, so it’s not about if they want to fight me, they have got to fight me.

“I am in a fantastic position. Whoever win has to fight me within 120 days,” he added.

DeGale’s move from Hennessy Sports to Matchroom looks to be instanlty paying dividends for the talented technician, who makes his bow under Eddie Hearn in what is affectively an eliminator for the Wembley Stadium main event.

‘Chunky’ can afford no slip-ups against the Californian on the pay-per-view card in two weeks’ time and then the UK can brace themselves in for yet another domestic mega-fight at 168lbs later in the year.

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