DeGale vs Bute Info
James DeGale beat Lucian Bute by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th November 2015 at Centre Videotron in Quebec City.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 117-111, 116-112 in favor of winner James DeGale.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the IBF super middleweight championship of the world.
DeGale vs Bute stats
James DeGale stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lucian Bute made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bute had advantage in power over DeGale, with a 78% knock out percentage over DeGale's 67%.
James DeGale was the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Bute had a height advantage of 2 inches over DeGale. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both James DeGale & Lucian Bute fought out of a southpaw stance.
DeGale was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 3 months later than Bute, who’s first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 210 to Bute's 255.
DeGale vs Bute form
DeGale had won 3 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andre Dirrell on 23rd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Agganis Arena, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marco Antonio Periban on 22nd November 2014 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brandon Gonzales on 31st May 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Stadium, London.
Bute had beaten 2 of his last 3 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Andrea Di Luisa on 15th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jean Pascal on 18th January 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Going into that contest, he had won against Denis Grachev on 3rd November 2012 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lucian Bute had been fighting more than James DeGale.
Going to this contest, James DeGale had last fought 6 months and 5 days ago, while Lucian Bute's last outing had been 3 months and 13 days ago.
DeGale's last 3 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.3 rounds on average.
Bute's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.3 rounds on average.