James DeGale MBE is a British professional boxer and Olympic gold medallist. He is the current IBF super-middleweight champion, which makes him the first ever boxer to have won both an Olympic gold medal and a professional world title when representing Great Britain.
On 23 May 2015, DeGale beat American boxer Andre Dirrell by unanimous decision (24-1, 16 KOs) to win the vacant IBF super-middleweight title
It was announced in mid-2015 that DeGale would take part in his first IBF super-middleweight title defence against Romanian fighter Lucian Bute. On 28 November 2015 in Quebec, Canada, DeGale defeated Bute via unanimous decision.