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According to Boxing News, the current IBF World super middleweight champion James DeGale will defend his title against Caleb Truax on December 9th at the Copper Box in London.

DeGale last fought against Badou Jack in Brooklyn, New York in January and the fight ended in a disappointing draw. The British boxer retained his IBF title and will fight on UK soil for the first time since 2014 against Truax.

The opponent hails from Minnesota, USA and has a record of 28 wins (18 KO’s), 3 losses (2 KO) and 2 draws. Truax is not a journeyman by any standards. He’s been in the ring with top names such as Anthony Dirrell and Danny Jacobs.

DeGale has been recovering from his lingering shoulder injury and therefore has not seen any action for almost a year. The Londoner is eyeing a lot of potential opponents for 2018, including the winner of the Super Series. 

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