IBF World Super-Middleweight Champion James DeGale defends his World Title against seasoned American Caleb Truax on December 9th at the Copper Box Arena.

 The London-based fighter - who’s struggled with a shoulder injury in recent years - is fully recovered and fit after a lengthy rehab. The focus is now on Caleb Truax but ‘Chunky’ still has one eye on the massive fights that could be made in 2018.

 “Caleb Truax is a good opponent, he’s in the top 15. He’s been in with some good opponents; Jermain Taylor, Danny Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell. This is the perfect fight back, I can’t wait!” Degale told BoxNation.

 The IBF kingpin is eager to set-up the big fights in 2018: “George Groves, the rematch, everyone wants to see that and Callum Smith, who is also a quality fighter.”

 DeGale also had Eubank Jr. in his firing line for the trash talk coming from Junior and Senior, “Next year will be my year, Eubank Jr. has a lot to say, so does his Dad. The Dad doesn’t shut his mouth, he’s got more mouth than the son! Eubank Jr. believes he’s the best. That’ll make it a good fight when it happens.

 “Listen even now, I don’t even want to fight George Groves as much as I want to fight Eubank! I want the biggest names, I want to be a two-time World Champion.”

Buy tickets to watch the homecoming as James DeGale defends his World Title against Caleb Truax on December 9th at the Copper Box, alongside Lee Selby, Anthony Yarde and Daniel Dubois, or watch it live on BoxNation.