DeGale joins Hennessy
Olympic champion reveals new promoter
Last Updated: September 20, 2012 3:37pm
James DeGale: Set to defend his European title on October 13
James DeGale has announced he will return to action on October 13 after signing a 'long-term' deal with promoter Mick Hennessy.
'Chunky' has not fought since successfully defending his European super-middleweight title against Cristian Sanavia in April.
The 2008 Olympic champion has since been involved a contract wrangle with his former promoter Frank Warren but is now clear to fight again after joining Hennessy Sports.
The former British champion is in the process of rebuilding his career after losing to arch-rival George Groves in May last year.
"I am over the moon with my new long-term promotional deal with Hennessy Sports," said the gregarious 26-year-old. "I can't wait to get back in the ring on October 13th and show the millions of viewers on Channel 5 what I'm all about."
The fight will take place at Glow, Bluewater in Kent.