James DeGale to confirm Matchroom move?

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James DeGale is set to end speculation over his promotional future tomorrow afternoon by confirming a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing that will kick off with a prominent spot on the Wembley undercard to Carl Froch's blockbuster rematch with George Groves.

The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist confirmed his decision to part ways with promoter Mick Hennessy last Friday, leaving him free to discuss terms with interested parties in a bid to make his mandatory status for the WBC super-middleweight title count.

DeGale has won eight successive fights since losing a razor-thin points decision to arch domestic nemesis George Groves in 2011, with a rematch and world-title aspirations no doubt the driving force behind a decision to link up with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn.

The 28-year-old has quietly worked his way to the top of Sakio Bika's list of challengers for the famous green WBC belt, a fight which Hearn will surely be targeting alongside future money-spinning domestic grudge matches with Groves and Froch.

Matchroom have called a press conference for tomorrow afternoon where a formal announcement regarding a deal with DeGale is expected to be publicly announced, with a chief support spot on May 31st a perfect opportunity to showcase his skills back on Sky Box Office.

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