15th March 2013

James DeGale’s defence of his WBC Silver super middleweight title against Alexander Brand has been postponed.
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist was due to fight Colombian Brand at Glow, Bluewater in Kent next Saturday (23 March) but promoters Hennessey Sports have confirmed that the fight has been delayed until further notice.

The reason for the fight being called off wasn’t revealed although the problem appears to lie in the Brand camp. Brand was a late replacement for DeGale’s originally intended opponent, Argentinean Pablo Oscar Natilio Farias adding to DeGales frustration.

The former British champion Tweeted today: “Gutted! Just been told my fight on the 23 March has been postponed! New date to be confirmed!”
A statement from the show promoters read: “Hennessey Sports would like to apologise to everyone that this unfortunate and unavoidable situation has affected.
“Hennessey Sports and James DeGale will be issuing a statement in the coming days regarding the rescheduled date and the situation regarding tickets for this exciting encounter between these two world class fighters.”

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