James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr set for February date as both fighters tease imminent announcement


James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr set for February date as both fighters tease imminent announcement

A domestic clash between James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr is seemingly on the cards for February 2019.

The meeting of the UK super-middleweights has been in the works for several months, with dates originally said to be targeted for the fight in December and January, however, Eubank Jr has now revealed that February will be the month of his return.

James DeGale was last seen regaining his IBF title from Caleb Truax, then vacating the belt
Chris Eubank Jr defeated JJ McDonagh in his last bout, following defeat to George Groves

When quizzed on the delay, the 29-year-old simply told FightHype: “February.

“February I’ll be back out and it’s going to be a massive fight.”

Both men have teased an announcement in recent social media posts, and it appears official confirmation is now imminent.

It has been previously reported the bout would take place on ITV Box Office pay-per-view as part of influential US advisor Al Haymon’s venture into the UK market.

With the Haymon/ITV link-up now official and the first couple of US shows confirmed for the network, it is expected that we will see an DeGale vs Eubank Jr announcement shortly.