James DeGale put up one of the best performances of his career to dispatch Marco Antonio Peribán in such great fashion. He has really grown as a fighter over the years and is already looking like a world champion, despite not having a world title. Today he fights Andre Dirrell for the IBF super middleweight title; the first world title fight of his career, James DeGale will need to be on top of his game for this fight.
James DeGale looking fantastic after his last bout, steps up against Andre Dirrell for the title.
This fight has a really balanced start to it; both fighters try to stamp their authority on the fight by circling each other in the centre of the ring. Andre Dirrell looks the more confident fighter, for obvious reasons, so it will be up to James DeGale to earn the respect of his opponent.