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DeGale targets Ward, Abraham, and Dirrell

James DeGale says he has bigger fish to fry than George Groves, as he looks towards 'the big fighters.'

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IBF super middleweight camption James DeGale is currently downplaying a potential rematch with George Groves, which marks the only loss on his resume. DeGale says he's looking to go after bigger fights to leave his stamp on the division. DeGale tells Sky Sports:

"I'm looking at [Andre] Ward, I'm looking at Dirrell again, I'm looking at [Arthur] Abraham, the big fighters.

"I just want to get in there and box the best. I know on my day I am very very hard to beat, so it's all looking good.

Obviously DeGale has already beaten Andre Dirrell to win the IBF strap earlier this year, but it was a good and competitive match-up, and not one undeserving of a sequel. DeGale does have his next fight already set, too, as he'll face Lucian Bute in November.

I'd guess much of DeGale's stance here is based on Groves losing his last title shot against Badou Jack for the WBC belt last month. But regardless of his reasons, or who he has next on his hit list, he doesn't think there's anyone out there that can take him.

"I'm looking forward to a competitive hard fight but the way I am feeling in the gym and sparring, no one is going to beat me."

The man certainly isn't lacking in confidence.

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