Boxing: James DeGale backing Callum Smith

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James DeGale believes that Callum Smith holds the edge going into the British super-middleweight title bout with Rocky Fielding on November 7.

DeGale claimed the super-middleweight title in December 2011 to earn his first belt in the professional game.

The Brit secured the strap after stopping Paul Smith, the older brother of Callum, in nine rounds at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

The 29-year-old has since gone on to bigger and better things and currently holds the IBF super middleweight title.

Saturday will see the latest opportunity for someone to win the vacant British super-middleweight title as Liverpool- based duo Smith and Fielding go toe-to-toe.

The pair both boast unbeaten records going into the bout and look to be very well matched with many struggling to pick them apart.

However, DeGale believes that Smith can win the title back for his famous fighting family and make history as the only four siblings to be crowned British champions.

DeGale said: “It’s a good scrap but I am going for Callum Smith.

“For me I think he’s talented, I think he’s been looking very good in the past couple of fights.

“But Rocky Fielding had a good win against Brian Vera. It’s a 50-50 fight but I am going for Callum. He’s the better fighter.”

Smith can be backed at 1.25 to win the fight with Fielding priced at 3.75, while the draw is available at 26.00.

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