DeGale vs Truax, Selby vs Ramirez are Sat in London – Frank Warren and his Queensberry Promotions are at London’s Copper Box Arena for a big fight card topped by two world title fights.
IBF world super middleweight champion James DeGale returns to the U.K. after an extended stint of fights abroad. Providing the opposition against the former Olympic gold medalist is American veteran Caleb Truax. DeGale has not fought since January of this year when he came up with a draw in a title unification bout against Badou Jack. The 34-year-old Truax won his first fight in a year this past August and he is looking to put together some momentum.
The IBF’s 126-pound featherweight champion Lee Selby is set to defend his belt against undefeated Mexican youngster Eduardo Ramirez. The popular Selby is entering his fifth title defense of the belt he won back in May of 2015 with a technical decision win over Evgeny Gradovich. The 24 year old Ramirez has gone 1-0-1 so far in 2017, including a draw against highly rated prospect Leduan Barthelemy in his last outing.
Several regional title matches are also scheduled on the card. Check out more details in this latest TBC report. The evening’s featured fights are set to air on BT Sport in the United Kingdom and on Showtime in the United States. Check local listings for start times.
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – Copper Box Arena, London, U.K
(Card Subject To Change):
126 LBS 12 RDS: Lee Selby (25-1) vs Eduardo Ramirez (20-0-3)
168 LBS 12 RDS: James DeGale (23-1-1) vs Caleb Truax (28-3-2)
175 LBS 12 RDS: Anthony Yarde (13-0) vs Nikola Sjekloca (32-4-1)
160 LBS 12 RDS: Joe Mullender (10-2) vs Lee Churcher (13-3-1)
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James DeGale prepares to defend his belt on British soil this Saturday.