JAMES DeGALE v LUCIAN BUTE – OFFICIAL WEIGH IN & HEAD TO HEAD FOOTAGE FROM QUEBEC, CANADA
James DeGale defends his IBF super middleweight title in the early hours of Sunday morning against Lucian Bute, a former world champion in the Videotron in Quebec City.
Londoner, DeGale, a former Olympic Gold medallist, won the title back in the May when he outpointed American Andre Dirrell to claim the vacant belt.
DeGale weighed in on the 12-stone limit at 167.4lbs.
Bute was slightly lighter 167.2lbs.
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Following the weigh-in, a confident DeGale said: “They think it’s going to be a boxing match, but it will be a destruction.
“Place your bets. Trust me. Going to be six rounds, but it may be three.
“Once he feels my power that will be it.
“I’m going to start fast and throw loads of punches. He’s great in the centre of the ring, but I’m not going to stand there. It won’t be a chess match. I’ll start fast and we’ll see how he takes it.” ” added the champion.