The 29 year-old, who won the IBF title earlier this year against Andre Dirrell on US soil, obviously caught the eye of Premier Boxing Champion’s boss Haymon enough for the boxing powerhouse to sign him up.
Delighted to announce I've joined forces with Al Haymon. Great things ahead of me ????????
— James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) July 10, 2015
DeGale has been linked to a unification clash with the winner of the WBC title bout between Badou Jack and old rival George Groves on August 22 in Las Vegas, which will also be organised by the PBC.
Groves is the only man to defeat DeGale throughout his career and the Olympic gold medallist is known to be keen on a rematch, especially if there are two belts on the line.
Ironically, a win for Jack may bring DeGale’s unification dream that much closer as the Nevada-based Swede is also tied to a deal with Haymon.