DeGale Inks Haymon Deal

By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)

James DeGale has brought an adviser on board.

The IBF world champion, who fought out in America to capture the crown in his last fight, has signed a deal with Al Haymon.

DeGale beat Andre Dirrell for the vacant super middleweight title in Boston in May on a Premier Boxing Champions card after the Ohio-born former music mogul won the purse bid with an astronomical offer of $3.1million.

In inking a deal with Haymon, DeGale has joined fellow IBF champion Carl Frampton, who holds the belt down at super bantamweight, as well as a host of more than 150 fighters, including pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, ex-WBC light welterweight ruler Danny Garcia and WBC Silver welterweight champion Amir Khan.

‘It is exciting times ahead for me,” said the man who made history by becoming the first Olympic gold medal winner to claim a world title.

“I am thrilled and excited to be working with Al Haymon.”

Promoters of the 29-year-old, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport, have yet to comment on the matter.

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