Date: 23rd May 2015 at 12:29pm
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Over in Boston, yesterday, the weigh-in took place for the IBF super-middleweight bout between James DeGale and Andre Dirrell.

Taking to the scales, DeGale draped in a Union flag weighed in at 167.2 pounds whilst his opponent scaled 167.8 pounds.

The weigh-in itself was a run-of-the-mill affair but outside the historic Faneuil Hall, verbal exchanges between the two camps took place with the boxers going nose-to-nose for the obligatory photos.

Talking to the media afterwards, DeGale remained extremely confident and remarked,

?He told me that it’s just got serious ? I told him it was serious two months ago

?I am ready and I am good to go.

?I said to him to make sure that he comes to have a proper fight, don?t try to nick the title. We’ll see, fight night is tomorrow so it’s all on and I’ll do my talking in the ring.

?I’ve trained for 16 weeks knowing that I can be a World champion and make history, it’s all on tomorrow, I’ve trained so hard and I am in fantastic shape. I have always said the better the opposition the better I will box. I am confident I am bringing the belt back

?The support here in Boston is great and the messages I am getting from back home are fantastic, I cannot thank the fans enough and I am bringing the title home for all the British fans that have got behind me for this one.?


Come on James, go and make history and bring the belt home!