It has been more than just a good year for Badou Jack – it has been one that has seen him become a multi-weight word champion no less.
After a frustrating draw with James DeGale at the start of the year Jack moved up to 175lbs later in the year to beat Nathan Cleverly and become a world light-heavyweight champion.
Indeed it has been a whirlwind few years for the man from Sweden since he got up and emigrated to Las Vegas to hook up with Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions.
The 34 year old hasn’t looked back since. Speaking today Boxing News and Views were advised that Jack is planning big for next year:
“I am 100 percent confident in my ability to take on and beat anyone in the division. I’m the newcomer at light heavyweight, but I already proved I belong. I’m putting all the light heavyweights on notice.”
“I have a responsibility to be humble and be the people’s champion. I visited a lot of new places in 2017 and it really expanded my view of the world. I’m ready to take on the year ahead and make my team, family and fans proud every time I get the chance.”
Interesting fights at light-heavyweight next year surely include the likes of Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev in what would be unification bouts at 175lbs.
Jack holds a pro record of 22-1-2 (13KO) at this time.
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