Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won DeGale vs Bute?
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 was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
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 0 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 36 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, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 210 to Bute's 255.
DeGale's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.3 rounds on average.
Bute's last 4 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What were the odds on DeGale vs Bute?
James DeGale was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Lucian Bute made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.