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Callum Smith vs Rocky Fielding: James DeGale on a '50-50' fight

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James DeGale is leaning towards Callum Smith when he takes on local rival Rocky Fielding for the vacant British super-middleweight title, live on Sky Sports

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.

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"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."

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It's a 50-50 fight but I am going for Callum. He's the better fighter.
James DeGale

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

Callum could...

Could win which? Could win when? Would be how old?
Callum Super-middleweight November 7, 2016 26 years, 6months, 15days
Callum Smith (left) v Rocy Fielding (right)
Image: Smith and Fielding, live on Sky Sports this weekend

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