Boxing: James DeGale to meet Caleb Truax in rematch for IBF world super middleweight title in Las Vegas

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 March 2018

James Degale will meet Caleb Truax in a rematch for the IBF world super middleweight title in Las Vegas on April 7 (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

James Degale will meet Caleb Truax in a rematch for the IBF world super middleweight title in Las Vegas on April 7 (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

2008 Olympic champion will hope to regain world belt next month after losing it to American in December

Former Dale Youth amateur James DeGale has secured a rematch with IBF world super middleweight champion Caleb Truax in Las Vegas next month.

The 32-year-old lost his world title to the American after suffering a points defeat at the Copper Box in Stratford in December.

However, 2008 Olympic champion DeGale has a chance to quickly regain that title, with the rivals set to meet on April 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The defeat to Truax was just the second of DeGale’s career and came in his first fight in the UK since November 2014.

“I am not going to make excuses for my poor performance, actions speak louder than words,” the 32-year-old said.

“I am excited to be boxing in Vegas and on Showtime again. The real JD will be back on fight night!”

When winning the IBF crown in 2015, DeGale became the first British boxer to win an Olympic gold medal and a world title.

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

Herts/Middlesex One: Staines 17 Hendon 22

Harrow shaded a hard fought battle on their first visit to Swindon, thanks to two goals in a dominant period towards the end of the first half.


Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

A man is stable in hospital after being stabbed in Kensal Green.


Police believe two raids at temples in Willesden and Harrow are linked and want to speak to this man in connection with them.

Yesterday, 15:51

Hendon made their longest ever League trip, to Tiverton on Saturday, and returned to London with a point from a goalless stalemate.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wealdstone had a frustrating afternoon as they were beaten by a determined Chippenham side, despite a late attempt at a fightback.

Friday, November 16, 2018

An 80-year-old grandmother was called a “f***ing bitch” in a “foul outburst” by her alleged murderer months before she was strangled with a lawnmower cord in a Colindale allotment shed, the Old Bailey heard today.


A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now