Froch v Groves II: James DeGale hopes to steal limelight from Carl Froch and George Groves at Wembley
James DeGale is determined to steal the show on the undercard of the Carl Froch v George Groves rematch.
Last Updated: 27/05/14 5:36pm
The 28-year-old famously lost a close fight to long-time super-middleweight rival Groves back in 2011 but is keen to put himself on the world scene by overcoming the dangerous Brandon Gonzalez in front of the huge crowd at Wembley.
The 30-year-old Gonzalez brings an unbeaten record to England and while he is clearly a genuine threat, DeGale is confident he can serve up a reminder of the talent that earned him an Olympic gold medal in 2008.
'Chunky' told Sky Sports News: "This is humongous. Boxing at an iconic stadium like Wembley in front of 80,000 people is going to be something. For the people to come down here and feel the vibe and see how the boxers are training, they're sampling what's going to happen on the night.
"I win this fight, I'm mandatory challenger for the world title. I get the winner of Froch v Groves. I'm up against a tough talented fighter in Brandon Gonzalez.
"He surrounds himself with good talented people like Amir Khan and Andre Ward, is trained by a good trainer in Virgil Hunter so I'm up against it but training camp has gone great.
"I'm injury free, mentally on point and as Eddie Hearn says, I've got my mojo back. I'm feeling nice and I'm ready to do it.
Doing it big
"I needed the right person to push me there and shouts to Eddie and Matchroom Sports with Team Chunky. We're doing it big and I just can't wait for Saturday night. It's going to be a hell of a show so whoever's got tickets, fasten your seatbelts.
"The super-middleweight division is probably the best out there at the minute. This is a chance for me to put on a good show and maybe even steal the show against a quality world-class opponent.
"Hopefully after this win, I'll get a bit more credit. It's going to be good.
"Everyone knows about the history and rivalry between me and Groves but I'm just focused on Gonzalez at the minute. I've got to get past him and then I can think about the winner of Froch v Groves.
"I'm looking forward to boxing, doing the business and quickly showering and trying to get back out in time to watch the fight live because I'm just as excited as you lot are.
"The two fighters both genuinely think they're going to win and it's a grudge match. We love the grudge matches."
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