Pay per head sportsbooks are very excited, as James DeGale is only a step away from a world title fight after he was called by the WBC to take on Swede Badou Jack in a final eliminator.
The 27-year-old, who was Great Britain’s Olympic champion in 2008, currently has the WBC’s Silver super-middleweight title, which puts the fighter in line to face champion Sakio Bika – something that pay per head sportsbooks all over the world would like to see happen.
Price per head services found out that DeGale, who’s a favourite with pay per head sportsbooks all over the world, was set to face No 1 ranked Marco Antonio Periban, but the Mexican pulled out of negotiations.
“This is the fight I’ve been aiming towards and it’s one I’m going to take with both hands – I’m 100% fit, 100% hungry and I’m good to go,” said DeGale.
Jack, who is based in Las Vegas, has a record of 16-0 with one draw and 11 stoppages, but he has never been in a 12-round fight, and pay per head sportsbooks can’t wait to see how he will perform when he faces DeGale.
On the other hand, pay per head sportsbooks know that DeGale (17-1) was fighting in championship-length bouts since his seventh pro-fight going the distance no less than five times.
“We’re now in the private negotiation period and if we cannot come to an agreement with Jack’s representatives it will go to purse bids on February 14th,” said promoter Mick Hennessy.
“We have already made an offer to Mayweather Promotions for this fight to take place in England on March 1st and we are awaiting a reply.
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“The great thing about eliminators and mandatory positions is that fighters are forced to face each other as no one was in a hurry to face James.”
Pay per head sportsbooks can’t wait to see what will happen in the ring when DeGale faces Jack, and are anticipating plenty of action.