James DeGale’s WBC final eliminator against Badou Jack is off after Jack was knocked out in the first round by Dereck Edwards in New York last night. Badou was down twice and on wobbly legs when the referee stopped the fight, in what was a upset win for Edwards on a Mayweather promoted bill at The Turning Stone Resort. A meeting between DeGale and Jack was to take place on the undercard of of Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Marcos Maidana on May 3rd in Las Vegas but it is now likely, if DeGale (17-1, 11KOs) comes through his own tough fight tonight in Bristol against the unbeaten Gevorg Khatchikian (20-0, 8 KOs) he will now face Edwards instead with the winner taking on champion Sakio Bika in a mandatory challenge. Purse bids for the WBC super-middleweight eliminator are due on March 14th. DeGale, the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winner and former British super-middleweight champion must take heed from Jack’s slip up and make sure his world title dreams dont go down the swany like Jack’s.