On November 28th IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) squares off against Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) in what should be an entertaining encounter. The undercard of the event, however, has been dealt a major blow with the injury of the number one ranked IBF light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs).
Beterbiev injured his shoulder in training and was forced to pull out of his fight. The injury he sustained requires surgery and means he will be out of action until 2016.
So, with Beterbiev sidelined the undercard for DeGale vs. Bute is looking like slim pickings.
Hopefully, some good fights can be added to the undercard of the event to ensure a thrilling evening of entertainment on November 28th.