Canada (May 17) James DeGale MBE looked calm and confident as he weighed in ahead of his North American debut against Sebastien Demers tonight.
The WBC Silver super-middleweight champion came in at 172.5lbs (12st 3lbs) with opponent Demers weighing in at 171.5lbs (12st 2lbs).
The pair meet tonight at Casino Lac-Leamy, Gatineau.
“I’ve got no excuses, I’m feeling good in the gym and trust me the performance is going to come,” DeGale said.
James is eager to impress on his Canadian debut and knows that a good performance against Demers, a man who boasts 31 wins from 36 fights and fought Arthur Abraham in 2007 for the IBF middleweight title, could be the platform to launch himself towards a world title.
“Canadian boxing fans are passionate and they know about their boxing, so when I go over there and put on a good performance, I think they’re going to enjoy it,” DeGale said.
“I appreciate all the support and the love, just please carry on supporting and I won’t let you down, trust me, big year 2013 and I won’t let you down,” DeGale said.
EOTTM (Eye of the Tiger Management) and Hennessy Sports are promoting the event.
The fight is being aired live on Fight Network in Canada, on Wealth TV in the US and is available to watch online at wealthtv.com via subscription.
Tickets are available at www.admission.com or at the Final Round Boxing Club at 613 371 1543. Prices range from $60, $85, $125, $250 and there are tables (10 seats) at $2000.