DeGale Vs Saunders Info
James DeGale could potentially square off against Billy Joe Saunders in Late 2020 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).
The contest would be for the IBF super middleweight championship of the world.
Saunders will be making his 2nd defence of the WBO World Super Middleweight Championship. He won this belt against Shefat Isufi in May 2019. He has held this belt for 1 year 2 months and 24 days.
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 29 wins, 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' 48%.
James DeGale is the older man by 4 years, at 34 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 arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 210 to Saunders' 202.
Billy Joe Saunders is currently ranked number 5 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 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.
Previous to that, he had won against Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had defeated David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
He had won against Willie Monroe Jr on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Billy Joe Saunders has been fighting more than James DeGale.
James DeGale last fought 1 year 5 months and 19 days ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 9 months and 2 days ago.
DeGale's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 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 2 years 1 month and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.