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James DeGale and Badou Jack both eyeing 2016 unification bout

James DeGale and Badou Jack have both spoken of their desire for a unification fight in 2016.

DeGale (22-1) defended his IBF super middleweight belt by beating Lucian Bute on points in November while Jack (20-1-1) also successfully defended his WBC belt against George Groves back in September.

However, despite DeGale's only loss coming against Groves in 2011, he says he's more interested in unifying the belts than anything else.

"I've got so many options, so many big fights out there," DeGale told talkSport.

"But the one I want is [WBC champion] Badou Jack, to unify the titles in Las Vegas. Hopefully I should know in the early part of next year.

"I'm not the hunter anymore, I'm the hunted. People are after me so I've got to stay switched on and got to be 100 percent. I've got to train extremely hard and that's what I've done. I'm training like a challenger and boxing like a champion."

Jack, who has been tipped to fight Julio Chavez Jr as well, also has eyes on a unification bout with the Englishman in the near future.

"Absolutely. It's going to happen next year for sure," he told Behind The Gloves.

When asked if he'd be interested in the possibility of fighting in the UK, Jack said: "If the money's right, why not?

"But right now I'm focusing on Vegas and fighting here in America."

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