Callum Smith vs Rocky Fielding: James DeGale on a '50-50' fight
Last Updated: 02/11/15 1:33pm
James DeGale is siding with Callum Smith to grab the British title he took away from the Liverpudlian's big brother Paul five years ago.
IBF super-middleweight champion DeGale picked up his first professional belt back in December 2011, when he stopped then-British title holder Paul Smith in nine.
Callum takes on local rival Rocky Fielding on Saturday for the same strap and while DeGale admits it will be close, he is expecting the family to win it back.
"It's a good scrap but I am going for Callum Smith," he told Sky Sports.
"For me I think he's talented, I think he's been looking very good in the past couple of fights.
"But Rocky Fielding had a good win against Brian Vera. It's a 50-50 fight but I am going for Callum. He's the better fighter."
It's a 50-50 fight but I am going for Callum. He's the better fighter.
If Smith wins it will see the brothers make history as the only four siblings to be crowned British champions.
The Smith brothers' British success
|Which title?||Won it when?||Was how old?|
|Paul||Super-middleweight||March 12, 2010||27 years, 5 months, 6 days|
|Stephen||Featherweight||April 27, 2011||25years, 9months, 5days|
|Liam||Super-welterweight||September 21, 2013||25years, 1month, 25days|
|Could win which?||Could win when?||Would be how old?|
|Callum||Super-middleweight||November 7, 2016||26 years, 6months, 15days|