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Rocky Fielding vs James DeGale being discussed

A potential fight between the two super middleweights is in early talks.

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A potential fight between WBA “world” super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding and James DeGale is being talked about, says Fielding’s trainer Jamie Moore, who says he likes the matchup for his fighter.

From Sky:

“I would love that fight for Rocky, I really would. I think it’s a great fight for him. ... I don’t think we can jump the gun just yet, but Rocky fancies it and if James DeGale does, and we can do a deal, then I would be more than happy with that fight.”

DeGale (24-2-1, 14 KO) recently vacated the IBF super middleweight title rather than face mandatory challenger Jose Uzcategui, just a few months after DeGale avenged his shocking loss to Caleb Truax to regain the belt.

The 32-year-old DeGale is still a contender at 168, but it does look like his best days are behind him. Even in the win over Truax, he didn’t exactly shine.

That’s why Moore likes the fight — referring to it being good “timing” — for Fielding (27-1, 15 KO), the 31-year-old coming off of his best pro win over Tyron Zeuge on July 14 in Germany, where he took the title.

Would DeGale still have enough in the tank to handle Fielding, or do you think Rocky gets another big win if this happens?

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