Thrilling shootout between 168-pound World Champions settled nothing even though it delivered everything
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In a fight that was supposed to unify titles in the 168-pound division, the thrilling shootout between world champions Badou Jack and James DeGale settled nothing even though it delivered everything.
James DeGale and Badou Jack have traveled some of the same roads to arrive at their world title unification bout Saturday night.
James DeGale took no short cuts to reach the top of the 168-pound division. And he’s shown no hesitation to travel even farther to stay there.
The 168-pound world championship showdown between Badou Jack and James DeGale already had a date and broadcasting network. Now it has a location—plus a very intriguing co-main event.