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Badou Jack
Badou Jack

Records

23-3-3

Form

UD 8
SD 12
UD 12
MD 12
TKO 5

Stats

age
37
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
23
By KO
13
KO%
57%
Lost
3
Stopped
1
Draws
3
Debut
2009
Pro RDS
191

Ranking @ Light Heavyweight

ring
6
wbo
-
ibf
12
wbc
4
wba
12

The story

Badou “The Ripper” Jack has always been a fighter; as one of eight children, you'd likely find him on any given day roughhousing with his siblings. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Badou Jack is half Gambian, half Swedish, which gives him a fiery passion that you won't see in many other boxers. Badou knew from an early age that he wanted to box, and the moment he was eligible for the amateur league at the age of 18, he signed up. Badou racked up an impressive 150-25 record while in the amateur league, earning a reputation as a fighter who can go the entire distance with his opponents and come out the victor. In 2007, Badou received the highest recognition an amateur boxer in Sweden can get, as he won the Boxer of the Year award from the Swedish Boxing Federation. He followed up this accomplishment by boxing in the 2008 Olympic Games for the country of Gambia.

In 2009, Badou Jack finally made the decision to go pro. After winning his first fight by unanimous decision, he easily won his next four fights with a combination of KOs and TKOs. A chance meeting with former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs would lead to the opportunity of a lifetime, as Jack would earn a chance to train with Briggs in the United States. Feeling that he had gone as far as he could go in Sweden, Badou jumped at the opportunity to train with Briggs and fight the best fighters the United States could throw at him.

Badou continued his win streak in the United States, easily overcoming his next six opponents, including the previously undefeated Alexander Brand by a split decision. With an impressive 11-0 record, Badou caught the eye of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who extended him the offer to join Mayweather Promotions. Naturally, Badou jumped at the chance to join this prestigious group. After racking up another handful of victories in the ring, Badou won the opportunity to challenge Marco Antonio Periban for the NABF super middleweight championship.

Unfortunately, this fight would end in a majority draw, which would send Badou into a bit of a downward spiral. While Badou won his next fight, the fight after against Derek Edwards would result in Jack's first loss. Edwards not only won but won in the first round with a TKO; the astonished audience couldn't believe the flurry of punches that Edwards was landing on Jack. Nobody expected Edwards to win, and as a result, the fight received the Upset of the Year award in 2014.

After taking a few months off to train, Badou Jack came back stronger than ever. After amassing a few more wins, Badou earned the opportunity to fight against Anthony Dirrell for the WBC Super Middleweight championship. Like Jack's previous title fight, this one was also an upset, except this time it was in Jack's favor. Badou exposed a major weakness in Dirrell's inside game and took control of the fight, eventually winning by majority decision. Badou would hold the title until January 17, 2017, when he would officially vacate it to move to the light heavyweight decision, as he felt that there were no more challenges for him in his current division.

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What is Badou Jack's Record?

Badou Jack's record currently stands at 23 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws. Of those 23 wins he's stopped 13 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 57%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 191 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.6 rounds on average.

What was Jack's last fight?

Badou Jack's last fight took place against Blake McKernan's on 28th Nov 2020, in California, United States. He won by unanimous decision in the 8th round. That fight was 3 months and 5 days ago.

How active is Badou Jack?

Jack's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Where is Badou Jack From?

Jack was born in Sweden.

How Old Is Badou Jack?

The light heavyweight is currently 37 years old. He was born on 31st October 1983, so he will turn 38 in 7 months and 26 days.

How long has Jack been fighting?

Badou Jack made his professional debut in June 2009, so he has been a pro for 11 years and 8 months.

How good is Badou Jack?

Jack is currently ranked 6th by the The Ring, 12th by the IBF, 4th by the WBC and 12th by the WBA at Light Heavyweight.

How tall is Badou Jack?

Jack is 6' 1" (6 Foot and 1 inch) which is 185cm (1 meter and 85 centimeters).

What is Jack's Reach?

His reach is 72.8 inches (72.8") which is 185 cm (1 meter and 85 centimeters).

What stance does Badou Jack use?

Jack fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Badou Jack?

Some potential future fights for Jack include Gilberto Ramirez, Callum Smith, Eleider Alvarez, Dmitry Bivol and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

What will be Badou Jack's Next Fight?

Badou Jack's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Jack include Gilberto Ramirez, Callum Smith, Eleider Alvarez, Dmitry Bivol and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

How can I stream Badou Jack's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Jack's fights on BT Sport Box Office.

In the US you can usually stream Badou Jack's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

What are some recent Badou Jack results?

Badou Jack has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Jean Pascal on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marcus Browne on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Adonis Stevenson on 19th May 2018 by majority draw in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Before that, he had beat Nathan Cleverly on 26th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had drawn with James DeGale on 14th January 2017 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

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Badou Jack's next fight

When is Badou Jack's Next Fight?

Badou Jack's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Jack include Gilberto Ramirez, Callum Smith, Eleider Alvarez, Dmitry Bivol and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

Badou Jack streams

How can I stream Badou Jack's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Jack's fights on BT Sport Box Office.

In the US you can usually stream Badou Jack's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

Badou Jack results

Badou Jack's Potential Fights

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