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James DeGale vs Lucian Bute set for November 28 on Showtime

Lucian Bute has a chance to win back a world title at 168, as he'll face James DeGale in November.

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The rumored showdown between IBF super middleweight titleholder James DeGale and former titlist Lucian Bute is set for November 28 in Quebec City, where Bute will have home advantage in his quest to get back to the top of the sport. Showtime will televise the bout.

DeGale (21-1, 14 KO) won the vacant IBF belt on May 23, beating Andre Dirrell over 12 rounds, starting strong and holding off a rally from Dirrell in what was a pretty good fight between a pair of talented fighters. He's won 11 in a row since a 2011 loss to George Groves, when both were prospects still early in their pro careers.

Bute (32-2, 25 KO) last fought on August 15, easily beating Andrea Di Luisa in a PBC on Spike main event. That came after an extended absence from the ring following a January 2014 loss to Jean Pascal. Bute is 2-2 in his last four fights, which date back to his one-sided 2012 loss to Carl Froch in England.

Do you see Bute coming back strong here, or will he be overwhelmed by DeGale as he was by Froch and Pascal?

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