DeGale vacates IBF super middleweight title | Inquirer Sports

DeGale vacates IBF super middleweight title

/ 09:51 PM July 04, 2018

FILE – Badou Jack punches James DeGale during their WBC/IBF Super Middleweight Unification bout at the Barclays Center on January 14, 2017 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

LONDON — James DeGale announced Wednesday that he has vacated his IBF super middleweight title.

“I have relinquished my IBF title as I look to secure big fights in the final chapter of my career,” the 32-year-old DeGale wrote on Twitter.

“This is the final phase of my career where I want to be involved in the biggest fights possible. My team have been working very hard behind the scenes and we’ve got some exciting news to announce soon.”

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DeGale became the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a professional world title when in 2015 he outpointed Andre Dirrell in Boston.

He has since defended it largely on American soil, including drawing a unification fight with Badou Jack and reclaiming his title following an unexpected defeat by Caleb Truax in London, but is expected to conclude his career in Britain.

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