Degale switches to Hennessy stable in bid to get career back on track
14:59 GMT, 20 September 2012
James Degale has split fromFrank Warren to link up with Hennessy
Sports and will defend his European super-middleweight title on October 13.
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist has been out of action since
stopping Italian Cristian Sanavia in April.
But the 26-year-old is looking forward to getting his career
back on track with promoter Mick Hennessy, who also looks after heavyweight Tyson
All change: James Degale has switched to promoter Mick Hennessey
Degale has fought just twice since losing his British and Commonwealth titles to bitter rival George Groves in May 2011 but the London fighter will headline a show at Glow in Bluewater in Kent next
‘I am over the moon with my new long-term promotional deal
with Hennessy Sports,’ he said. ‘ I can't wait to get back in the ring on
October 13 and show the millions of viewers on Channel 5 what I’m all about.
‘The new beginning is a thrilling prospect, so watch this space.’
Hennessy added, ‘I’m very excited to have signed a brilliant
young talent like James Degale.
Sore one: Degale's only defeat came at the hands of rival George Groves
‘To travel to China
to fight on away turf and be the only Brit to capture an Olympic gold medal in
such difficult circumstances was an amazing feat.
‘To already be
European Champion after only 13 fights is also an amazing achievement, our goal
is to nurture and enhance James extreme talent to the highest level and for him
to become not only a genuine world champion but also a cross-over star
Chris Eubank Jnr and Kid Galahad will also feature on the
card, along with Phil Fury, Tyson’s cousin.