Badou Jack calls out WBC champion Adonis Stevenson
September 5, 2017
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Badou Jack calls out WBC champion Adonis Stevenson

By Danny Z | Contributing Writer


LAS VEGAS — Coming off a victory on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor super fight last month, Badou Jack now has one light heavyweight matchup under his belt and feels he is ready for a world title shot.

Jack, who resides in Las Vegas, made it clear on Twitter that he wants a fight against the WBC light heavyweight world title holder, Adonis Stevenson. Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs), along with consensus pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward, hold the major world titles within the 175 pound division. Before losing his world titles, Sergey Kovalev had called out Stevenson in hopes of unifying the division. But, it was Kovalev and Ward who faced off twice in what could be described as two pound-for-pound fights.

Both Stevenson and Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs) are managed by Al Haymon and fight under the Showtime network. Having both of these issues already seemingly in tune, both fighters should have a a fairly easy time in negotiating a future matchup. Stevenson, who turns 40-years-old on September 22, has held the WBC world title since 2013 and has knocked out many of the opponents he’s faced throughout his career. Jack, who is nicknamed “The Ripper,” just recently made the move up from super middleweight where he fought to a draw decision against James DeGale at the beginning of 2017.

In regards to Ward (32-0, 16 KOs), he has touched on the notion of moving up to the heavyweight division after only a few fights at 175. His [Ward’s] trainer, Virgil Hunter, has expressed desire in fighting Anthony Joshua in what could be built as a prominent matchup between the United States and England. However, Ward has stated that his contract with HBO has ended, which increases the possibility of a future matchup with either Stevenson or Jack for the WBC world championship.


(Feature photo: Getty Images)

Danny Z is a contributing writer/reporter for Supreme Boxing and can be followed @DannyZ_Boxing on Twitter

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