IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale sat down with a couple reporters to talk about his future in boxing. DeGale started off by saying that within the next five years he hopes to unify all of the super middleweight titles and make enough money doing it that he won't have to work for the rest of his life. He says he's feeling like he's in tremendous physical condition and that's giving him all the confidence he needs to go anywhere to fight anybody, including Lucian Bute in his own turf of Quebec.
When a reporter brought up DeGale's "move" from Matchroom to Al Haymon, DeGale said that it happened by chance. As DeGale put it, he didn't have a contract with Eddie Hearn and when he spoke with Al Haymon, he was made an offer he couldn't pass up, while also mentioning that being aligned with Haymon offers him more opportunities for big fights than he otherwise would be. DeGale did say that Eddie Hearn is still his promoter, and a major part of his team, but that Haymon is filling an adviser role for him.
DeGale then switched gears to talk about his fight with Lucian Bute being a tricky fight, but one he's still confident in winning -- so confident, in fact, that he had no problems stepping into Bute's backyard to defend his title.
As far as George Groves is concerned, DeGale stands firm that he has the upper-hand on Groves and believes that he should just shut his mouth and get a few good wins before he starts mentioning his name, saying that Groves is just embarrassing himself at this point.