As much as it pains me to write this and anyone to read it, James Degale (20-1) can’t be ignored anymore. Talented charismatic and outspoken, he has all the attributes to be liked and willed on, but it’s never really happened for James. His battle and subsequent defeat to George Groves (21-2) triggered a slide that not even his biggest detractors could have predicted. There was little sympathy. It was hard (and sometimes still is) to like the brashness, the vanity and sometimes the sheer bluntness of Degale. Yet no one can deny that this has been an incredible comeback, culminating into potentially the biggest moment in his career a chance to dethrone current WBC middleweight champion Andre Dirrell (24-1).