DeGale predicts Jack win over Bute, wants UK unification
James DeGale says the victors of the upcoming super middleweight semi-finals have already been written as the Londoner expects to unify the belts with Badou Jack later this year.
The 30 year-old, who holds the IBF version, faces Rogelio Media on April 30 in Washington before a massive two-belt battle with whoever comes out on top between WBC champion Jack and DeGale’s recent foe Lucian Bute on the same night.
DeGale is completely confident of coming out on top against six-loss Mexican Medina and wants to show off his skills to the American market once again before a potential return home in September.
“I’m too good for him, too fast, too strong, too quick. I’ll beat him and it is just a question of how,” said DeGale.
“I don’t care how it comes as long as I look good and I give the fans what they want, another winning performance and a reminder that I am the best super middleweight out there operating today.
“I’m looking forward to it because this is another chance to show what I can do in America and it is also a mini-tournament. The winner of my fight faces the winner of Badou Jack and Lucian Bute and that means a world unification clash. I want to clean up the division and I have the opportunity to do that.”
On Jack v Bute, DeGale added: “I think Jack will win, but I’ve been in the ring with Bute and I know how strong he is. He is a proper fighter and I would always give him a chance against anyone. I think Jack will be too good for him, but who knows? I hope it is Jack as I’ve already taken care of business against Bute, but I want to unify the titles and that means I will fight whoever is put in front of me.
“I’ve no trouble fighting in the U.S. and never will. I would love to win again and take on the winner of Jack and Bute in London, but that is down the line. What I am concentrating on right now is the next person who is standing in my way and that is Medina.”