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On January 14 2017, IBF Super Middleweight Champion James “Chunky” DeGale (23-1, 14 KO’s) will take on WBC Super Middleweight Champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (20-1-2, 12 KO’s).  This will be a unification match for the IBF and WBC 168 pound titles, and will be live on Showtime Championship Boxing.  The venue for this bout is yet to be determined, but rumor has it that it will take place at the DC Armory.  Since this is a fight between the #1 and #2 Ring contenders, the vacant RING title will also be on the line.

DeGale has pulled out his last two victories, but had a rough go of it.  Lucian Bute and Porky Medina both gave DeGale a run for his money.  Jack has had a rough three fights in a row as well.  He squeezed out a Majority Decision against Andre Dirrell back in April 2015, a split decision against George Groves in September 2015, and a Majority Draw against Lucian Bute in April 2016.  This is a very even matchup of skill sets, and both fighters have been struggling lately.  Its about time this fight was made.  Better late then never.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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