DEGALE, FROCH, BARKER AND MALIGNAGGI CONFIRMED FOR TODAY’S O2 WEIGH-IN FAN-ZONE
Newly crowned IBF Champion will meet the fans at lunchtime
James DeGale MBE will parade his new IBF World Super Middleweight title for fans at the Indigo at The O2 this lunchtime ahead of today’s weigh-in for Saturday night’s blockbuster show at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
DeGale created history in Boston last weekend, claiming the vacant belt with a points win over Andre Dirrell to be the first British Olympic gold medallist to land a World title.
‘Chunky’ will join a host of British boxing stars from midday to pose for pictures and sign autographs for fans ahead of the weigh-in – including Carl Froch, the man who vacated the belt that DeGale landed – and former World champions Paulie Malignaggi and Darren Barker.
The Fan-Zone comes the day before one of the hottest bills in British boxing history, with three World title bouts leading the way.
Sheffield’s Kell Brook defends his IBF World Welterweight title against Birmingham’s Frankie Gavin, Londoner Kevin Mitchell challenges Jorge Linares for the WBC Lightweight belt and Welsh stylist Lee Selby attempts to take the IBF Featherweight crown from Evgeny Gradovich.
Anthony Joshua MBE steps-up in class against Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson and there are three great domestic title bouts on the undercard with John Ryder tackling Nick Blackwell for the vacant British Middleweight strap, Scotty Cardle and Craig Evans tussle for the vacant British Lightweight belt and Dave Ryan defends his Commonwealth Light Welterweight title against John Wayne Hibbert. Former World champion Nathan Cleverly is in action and Lucien Reid makes his pro debut.
Limited tickets remain on sale for the bumper night of boxing at The O2 priced at £40 and £60 from www.theO2.co.uk and on 0844 856 0202.
Sky Sports Box Office will show Brook v Gavin exclusively live this Saturday. Buy now at www.skysports.com/brookgavin