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James DeGale hoping to win a world title in USA

Packing a punch - DeGale in training at St George's Park. Credit: ITV News Central

Boxing gold medalist James DeGale is hoping to be the first British Olympic champion to win a world title when he fights in the USA in May.

He's been training at St George's Park in Burton-on-Trent.

DeGale has always been open about his intentions to fight Carl Froch from Burton Joyce in Nottinghamshire.

But first he must face the American Andre Dirrell in Boston, with a narrow win enough to catapult him to world boxing superstar status.

Froch near to confirming Vegas fight with Chavez Jnr

Carl Froch has told ITV News exclusively that he is near to confirming he will fight in Las Vegas against Mexican boxer Julio Chavez Jnr.

He told us:

I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon.

– Carl Froch
Nottingham boxer Carl Froch Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon."

Birmingham boxer to go head-to-head with rival ahead of fight

Frankie Gavin fights Sacky Shikukutu earlier this year Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Frankie Gavin, the current British and Commonwealth Welterweight Boxing Champion from Birmingham, will meet his rival head-to-head later ahead of their fight on Friday in Wolverhampton.

Gavin is taking on Leonard Bundu for the European Welterweight Championship.

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