Rome, 6th July 2011
To all the FEDERATIONS
EBU Super-middleweight voluntary defence
We inform you that the EBU super-middleweight champion, Piotr Wilczewski, will defend voluntarily the title against James DeGale on 17th September next.
Jacoponi, General Secretary
The Londoner is raring to get back into the ring following his contentious points loss to George Groves in May when he lost his British title. Wilczeski, who is ranked WBO # 3 has lost only once in 30 fights and he captured the vacant European and WBO Intercontinental titles with a an eleventh round stoppage of Amin Asikainen in March this year.
“Challenging for the European title is a fantastic opportunity to get myself back in the big picture in my first fight back,” said DeGale. “I’ve been hard in training since my last fight and I’m ready to box tomorrow if I need to, come September I’ll be in great shape. The fight with Groves is in the past, I still believe I beat him, but I’m a positive person and now I’m focused on the future and a win will put me in a great position for a world title.”
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