DeGale and Eubank Jr. will face each other in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card in the United Kingdom. The winner would remain in contention for a shot at any of the four major titles (WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF) while the loser may kiss any title opportunities in the near future good-bye.
The card will also feature rising British heavyweight star Joe Joyce as he takes on former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne and former featherweight champion Lee Selby in action.
Below are the official weights for the top three fights of the February 23 PBC card from the O2 Arena in London:
Vacant IBO super middleweight title bout (168-pound limit):
James DeGale: 166 lbs.
Chris Eubank Jr.: 167 lbs.
Joe Joyce: 265 lbs.
Bermane Stiverne: 273 lbs.
Lee Selby: 134.5 lbs.
Omar Douglas: 132 lbs.
Showtime will air the DeGale vs. Eubank Jr. and Joyce vs. Stiverne fights in the United States. The Showtime broadcast is scheduled to start at 3:45 p.m. ET
Fightful Lead Boxing Reporter Carlos Toro and special guest co-host Joe Hulbert previewed the card in the latest edition of the Fightful Boxing Podcast, which can be seen below. The DeGale vs. Eubank Jr. preview starts at 46:40 in the video below.