Date: 26th December 2016 at 11:15am
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On January 14th James DeGale will climb into the ring at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

In the opposite corner that night will be Badou Jack.

The fight, a super-middleweight unification bout, will see the winner walk away crowned as the IBF and WBC champion.

The winner will, no doubt, see various opportunities open up before them.

DeGale, talking to the media vehicle, is already formulating plans of his own that will define his career.

It seems that the London fighter is looking at either moving up a weight to take on Andre Ward or dropping down a weight to take on Gennady Golovkin, with DeGale remarking about facing the winner of a Ward v Kovalev re-match,

?100 per cent. I can probably do middleweight. I?m a natural super middleweight. Going up in weight, I?d have to pick my opponent carefully. Ward though, I?d fight, because he?ll get in there and box you. He?ll give you a boxing lesson. I want the bigger fights where people think I?m going to lose. I want to fight Golovkin. We can do that. I?ll come down in weight. We can box at middleweight.?

Both would be huge fights for DeGale who has a record that reads 23-1 with 14 wins coming by way of knockout.

But with certain George Groves set to, we hope, become a world champion in early 2017, has DeGale no plans to avenge that one defeat on his record?