James DeGale is set to take on Badou Jack in what will be the super middleweight unification bout on Saturday, 14th January 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is one of the first big fights in 2017 and will be broadcasted live in United States on Showtime regular subscription channels (non-PPV) as part of the “premier Boxing Champions” PBC series. SkySports 2 will broadcast the fight live in the United Kingdom.
James DeGale vs Badou Jack TV Coverage Details: The fight was initially scheduled to take place in Las Vegas but moved to Brooklyn, New York where Degale has fought earlier. Showtime will cover the fight live in USA via their regular subscription channel “Showtime Championship Boxing” where the coverage starts at around 9:30 p.m ET / 6:30 p.m PT. In United Kingdom SkySports 2 will start their coverage on the early hours of Sunday morning at around 02:00 am uk time.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 14th January 2017|
|COVERAGE STARTS||Showtime coverage starts at 09:30 p.m. ET|
|Amanda Serrano vs Yazmin Rivas (Super-bantamweight)||10:00 p.m ET (expected start)|
|Jose Pedraza vs Gervonta Davis (Super-featherweight)||10:40 p.m ET|
|Ievgen Khytrov vs Immanuwel Aleem (Middle-weight)||11:15 p.m ET|
|James DeGale vs Badou Jack (Main-Event)||not before midnight eastern time|
James Degale holds the IBF super middleweight title while Badou Jack has WBC super middleweight title which makes it a highly anticipated unification bout and very competitive as far as both fighters resume is concerned. However Badou Jack is slightly favourite ahead of the showdown, Swedish born boxer is the first man from Sweden to hold a world title and will be looking to become ultimate champion of super middleweight division by winning IBF belt from Degale. British fighter Degale has only made one defense to his title so far which he won back in May 2015 beating Andre Dirrell for vacant IBF title.
Badou Jack on the other hand won WBC tile off Anthony Dirrell. Both fighters are coming into this fight on the back of couple of good wins. Jack defeated George Groves and drew against Lucien Bute while Degale has won 13 consecutive professional fights since than defeat against George Groves back in 2011.