European super middleweight champion James DeGale has apparently split from promoter Frank Warren.
DeGale, who won middleweight Olympic gold in 2008, has been promoted by Warren since going pro but the 24 year old Harlesden native has decided to part from the promoter.
DeGale released a succinct statement to the PA confirming the split saying,
”I think it is time for both of us to move on.”
But Frank Warren has fired back saying that DeGale isn’t going anywhere as he is contracted with Warren Promotions until 2013. He released his own statement saying:
“We have seen the press reports today in which James DeGale states that he is to split from his manager Frank Warren.
“This is not true; James DeGale is in fact under contract until 14 April 2013.”
The situation now becomes cloudy and leaves Degale in contractual limbo, but the champion is likely to seek a way out this if he is intent on moving on.
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