This week in boxing history, PBC highlights a trio of fighters earning their first world titles, including the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a pro championship, honors a middleweight legend adding another world title to his résumé and remembers a storied heavyweight championship rematch.
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.
As PBC Jabs makes its way into November, host Jordan Hardy catches up with 147-pound champion Danny Garcia leading into to his hometown bout in Philadelphia, and British 168-pound world champ James DeGale provides an early look at his January 14 title unification bout against Badou Jack.
Devoted boxing fans have long been clamoring for marquee matchups featuring some of the sport’s most gifted fighters. Those fans are about to get their wish.