From the off Iam just gonna to tell you the IBF have done James DeGale “a turn” as they say in Britain . This fight was supposed to be DeGale 22-1, 14 KOs) vs Jose Uzcategui (24-1, 20 KO) But Uzcategui couldn’t make the fight due to illness so Medina (36-6, 30 kos) has been named as the IBFs next manditory challenger. Now I hear you say “36 wins 30kos this guys good what ya talking about ” well don’t buy into that when ya scratch the surface of that record you see wins against guys with 22 losses 0 wins aswell as nobody’s probably fought in a bar in Mexico all apart from J’Leon Love (21-1, 11 KOs) this victory is why he is IBF #3 ,none of these fights against anyone anywhere near James DeGales level tho.
James DeGale I don’t think will be happy with this favour he’s been threw from the IBF . DeGale is a boxer who wants to build a reputation in the US and a lasting legacy and this fight won’t add anything to it .DeGale is one of the hungriest boxers out there,he openly boasts about wanting to be a two weight world champion once he’s had his unification fight with Badu Jack (all going well and to plan on Saturday for DeGale and Jack) he wants to go up to 175lbs to take on Adonis Stevenson and take that title aswell ,there’s also the possibility of a massive domestic fight with Callum Smith the fight I want to see,while the rest of boxing is avoiding Gennady Golovkin,James DeGale has challenged him to come up to super middleweight and fight him so when you put all that in the equation you can feel DeGales frustration with this fight .
My view on this fight, it is where it belongs ,on an undercard the IBF have made a complete arse of this but definitely watch this space,this could be a massive 2,3 years for DeGale and British boxing