James DeGale vs Rogelio Medina Fight: James DeGale will make the next defence of his IBF super-middleweight title against Mexican Rogelio Medina. IBF super-middleweight world champion James ‘Chunky’ DeGale is all set for a ‘Battle of the Bulge’ contest against Rogelio ‘Porky’ Medina on 14th May 2016. DeGale was expected to fight mandatory challenger Jose Uzcategui. However undefeated Venezuelan Uzcategui suffered illness and pass up his top spot in the IBF ranking leaving DeGale with a new mandatory challenger.
It had been suggested that DeGale’s fight with Uzcategui would be included on the show at the 02 Arena on April 9, which has now been topped by Anthony Joshua’s challenge for the IBF heavyweight title against Charles Martin. Mexican Rogelio Medina, who has 36 wins from 42 fights with 30 knockouts.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 14 May 2016 (or (09 April )|
|VENUE||O2 Arena, London, UK|
|BROADCASTING||Degale v Medina might co-feature the Joshua vs Martin card and SkySports will turn it to Sky Box Office PPV. But as Eddie Hearns suggested Degale is good enough to headline his own show and they are looking for a separate date on 14th may 2016.|
|TITLES||Degale’s IBF super-middleweight title|
|TICKETS||Tickets will be available once fight’s date has been confirmed.|
DeGale should retain his IBF title against Rogelio Medina and set up the bigger fight against Badou Jack later in the year.
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