Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Super Middleweight
When is DeGale Vs Saunders?
James DeGale could potentially square off against Billy Joe Saunders in Summer 2021 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
DeGale Vs Saunders stats
James DeGale would step into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Billy Joe Saunders would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest DeGale would have advantage in power over Saunders, with a 60% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.
James DeGale is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
DeGale has a height advantage of 1 inch over Saunders. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both James DeGale & Billy Joe Saunders fight out of a southpaw stance.
DeGale is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights. He has fought 4 less professional rounds, 210 to Saunders' 214.
Billy Joe Saunders is currently ranked number 4 by the RING in the 168lb division.
DeGale Vs Saunders form
DeGale has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Chris Eubank Jr on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fidel Monterrosa Munoz on 30th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Caleb Truax on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.
Before that, he had been beaten by Caleb Truax on 9th December 2017 by majority decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had drawn with Badou Jack on 14th January 2017 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Saunders remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Martin Murray on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Marcelo Esteban Coceres on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
In terms of recent activity, Billy Joe Saunders has been fighting more than James DeGale.
James DeGale last fought 2 years and 2 months ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 4 months and 19 days ago.
DeGale's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on DeGale Vs Saunders?
Billy Joe Saunders is currently (+100) to win the fight outright, while you can get (+100) on James DeGale if you fancy the incredible upset.