Summer 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
27-3-3
23-6-0

Belts on The Line

Final Eliminator for: WBC World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

39
Age
34
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

SD 10TKO 2TKO 4UD 8SD 12
Form
SD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12MD 12
27
Wins
23
16
By KO
13
59
KO%
57
3
Losses
6
1
Stopped
3
3
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2007
208
Pro rounds
209

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
5
2
WBA
-
3
WBC
2
1
WBO
-
10
IBF
-

Badou Jack vs Thabiso Mchunu preview

When is Jack vs Mchunu?

Badou Jack could potentially square off against Thabiso Mchunu in Summer 2023 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

The contest would be a final eliminator for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.

Jack vs Mchunu stats

Badou Jack would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Thabiso Mchunu would make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Jack would have a slight advantage in power over Mchunu, with a 59% knock out percentage over Mchunu's 57%.

Badou Jack is the older man by 5 years, at 39 years old.

Jack has a height advantage of 2 inches over Mchunu. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Badou Jack fights out of the orthodox stance, while Thabiso Mchunu is a southpaw.

Jack is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 10 months later than Mchunu, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 1 less professional rounds, 208 to Mchunu's 209.

Badou Jack goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF at cruiserweight.

Thabiso Mchunu is currently ranked number 2 by the WBC and 5 by the RING in the 200lb division.

Jack vs Mchunu form

Jack has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Richard Rivera on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Samuel Crossed on 26th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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

Before that, he had won against Blake McKernan on 28th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

He had been beaten by Jean Pascal on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.

Thabiso Mchunu has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Ilunga Makabu on 29th January 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Evgeny Tishchenko on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Denis Lebedev on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Krasnoyarsk.

Before that, he had won against Thomas Oosthuizen on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.

He had lost to Thomas Oosthuizen on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Badou Jack has been fighting more than Thabiso Mchunu.

Badou Jack last fought 3 months and 19 days ago, while Thabiso Mchunu's last outing was 10 months and 10 days ago.

Jack's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

Mchunu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Jack vs Mchunu?

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