Speaking exclusively to On The Ropes Boxing Radio, DeGale shared his thoughts about a return bout and stated his belief that he believes the rematch will be a completely different story if he is able to get into full fighting shape. “Badou Jack, that’s the fight that I really want because I don’t think Badou Jack is in my class at all. I know he’s a good world-class fighter, but I just think styles make fights, and I don’t think on my game when I’m fully fit, I don’t think he beats me. It’s frustrating that I made him look so good, I made him look like a world beater. It was a bit of a controversial end to the fight but a lot of people thought I won and a lot thought he won. So, I see no reason why we shouldn’t get in the ring again”.
If that fight happens, I’d probably have to go up in weight because I think he struggles to make 168lbs and I don’t think he’s coming back down, so I’d have to come up. There’s a lot of fights out there for me, obviously, Great Britain has a lot of domestic fight, big fights, huge fights. There’s George Groves, Eubank Jr, Callum Smith,” DeGale said when evaluating all the options ahead of him.