James Degale has vowed to be back to his best for his rematch with Caleb Truax
Last Updated: 10/03/18 10:06am
James DeGale will attempt to regain his IBF super-middleweight title when he lines up for a rematch with Caleb Truax in Las Vegas.
In a big upset, the British man lost a majority decision to Truax in London last December and the pair will square off again at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on April 7 and DeGale, a former Olympic gold medal winner, has vowed to reclaim the title he won when he beat Andre Dirrell in 2015.
"I'm happy to have the opportunity to rematch Truax and regain my IBF title," DeGale said. "I am not going to make excuses for my poor performance, actions speak louder than words.
"I am excited to be boxing in Vegas and the real JD will be back on fight night!''
But Truax said: "They made the right call on the decision in England, and I expect to be even more dominant this time around.
"I am planning to really just beat up James Gale and get the job done in more efficient fashion this time.
"Fighting in Las Vegas for the first time will be a very cool experience and I expect it to be friendlier than it was in London.
"There is a lot of pride on the line for me, being that I'm the first boxing world champion from Minnesota in a long time."