DeGale concedes his profile has dropped dramatically over last 12 months.
James DeGale has revealed his delight at signing with Matchroom and believes that he can finally put the disappointment of the last year behind him.
The 28-year-old makes the switch after leaving Mick Hennessy, with his next fight scheduled to be the chief support on the undercard for Carl Froch vs George Groves 2 on May 31 at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.
Despite having put himself in a position to fight WBC champion Sakio Bika, DeGale conceded that the draw of being involved in a huge domestic fight was too much to turn down and is delighted to immediately be put in line to face the winner of Froch-Groves.
The Olympic gold-medal winner admitted that his profile has suffered significantly over the past year or so with his fights being shown on Channel Five and taking place at small venues, and he was effected by how people were perceiving his career.
Nevertheless, he is keen to leave the negativity behind and is looking forward to a new chapter in his life, with the big fights ahead if he is able to overcome Brandon Gonzales on May 31.
While he was unsure as to who would win the rematch between Froch and Groves, he would undoubtedly love to reignite the rivalry with the latter, but he has previously stated that his style would be a problem for Froch.
Regardless, DeGale is essentially pleased to be back on the big stage, and he has promised his fans that he will rise to the occasion and put on a great performance.
Watch the video of DeGale’s interview with iFL TV below: