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Badou Jack
Badou Jack




TKO 12
SD 10
UD 8

Belts held

WBC World Cruiserweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
23 days - (23 days)
Won against
Congo, The Democratic Republic of The flag Makabu (29-2-0) TKO 12 26-Feb-2023
Time held
23 days - (23 days)
Total defences
Activity average
Mandatory challenger
Germany flag Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian (26-2-0)
Last mandatory
Not Fulfilled Yet
Since a mandatory
23 days - (23 days)


6' 1" / 185 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)

Full record


Ranking @ Cruiserweight


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.

Badou Jack profile

What is Badou Jack's Record?

Badou Jack's record currently stands at 28 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws. Of those 28 wins he has stopped 17 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 61%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 220 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.5 rounds on average.

What was Jack's last fight?

Badou Jack's last fight took place against Ilunga Makabu's on 26th Feb 2023, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. He won by technical knockout after 12 rounds. That fight was 23 days ago.

How active is Badou Jack?

Jack's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

What belts does Badou Jack hold?

He won WBC World Cruiserweight belt against Ilunga Makabu, beating him by technical knockout after 12 rounds on 26th February 2023. He has held this belt for a total of 23 days (23 days) and is yet to make a defence of the belt. His first mandatory for his WBC belt is due against Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian.

Where is Badou Jack From?

Jack was born in Sweden.

How Old Is Badou Jack?

The cruiserweight is currently 39 years old. He was born on 31st October 1983, so he will turn 40 in 7 months and 10 days.

How long has Jack been fighting?

Badou Jack made his professional debut in June 2009, so he has been a pro for 13 years and 9 months.

How good is Badou Jack?

Jack is currently ranked 2nd by the WBO and 3rd by the WBC at Cruiserweight.

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 ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, Callum Smith, Eleider Alvarez, Dmitry Bivol and Thabiso Mchunu.

What will be Badou Jack's Next Fight?

Badou Jack doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Jack include Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, Callum Smith, Eleider Alvarez, Dmitry Bivol and Thabiso Mchunu.

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 ESPN PPV via ESPN+.

What are some recent Badou Jack results?

Jack has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Ilunga Makabu on 26th February 2023 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had beat Richard Rivera on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah.

Going into that contest, he had won against Samuel Crossed on 26th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had beat Dervin Colina on 6th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States.

He had defeated Blake McKernan on 28th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Badou Jack Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
39October 31, 1983Sweden185 cm185 cmorthodoxCruiserweight (200 lb)
Badou Jack Record
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Badou Jack Recent Contests
2023-02-26Ilunga MakabuWon (TKO 12)Diriyah Arena,, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
2022-08-20Richard RiveraWon (SD 10)Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2021-11-26Samuel CrossedWon (TKO 2)Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2021-06-06Dervin ColinaWon (TKO 4) watch replay Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL, United States
2020-11-28Blake McKernanWon (UD 8)Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States
2019-12-28Jean PascalLost (SD 12) watch replay State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States
2019-01-19Marcus BrowneLost (UD 12) watch replay MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States
2018-05-19Adonis StevensonDraw (MD )Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
2017-08-26Nathan CleverlyWon (TKO 5)T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States
2017-01-14James DeGaleDraw (MD 12) watch replay Barclays Center, New York, United States
2016-04-30Lucian ButeDraw (MD 12)Armory, Washington, United States
2015-09-12George GrovesWon (SD 12)MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States
2015-04-24Anthony DirrellWon (MD 12) watch replay UIC Pavilion, Chicago, United States
2014-12-12Francisco SierraWon (TKO 6)Alamodome, San Antonio, United States
2014-08-30Jason EscaleraWon (UD 10)Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas, United States

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Badou Jack's next fight

When is Badou Jack's Next Fight?

Badou Jack doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Jack include Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, Callum Smith, Eleider Alvarez, Dmitry Bivol and Thabiso Mchunu.

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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 ESPN PPV via ESPN+.

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