Former WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack says seven extra pounds have made him all the stronger and faster for May 19th when he faces World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson.
“I feel way better now and preparation for this fight has been really good,” Jack told Sky Sports.
“I’ve been in pre-camp since my last outing so I’m already feeling sharp. I feel way better at this weight now. 175lb isn’t easy to make either as I’m naturally a big guy but I’m more comfortable, faster and stronger than ever – this was definitely the right move for me.
“This training camp has been the best I’ve ever had and I’m generally much happier. I can work more on the boxing side of things, rather than worrying about stripping down.
“I have more energy and power behind my punches and I’m coming there to beat Stevenson up. I’m not going to play games – I’m always looking for the knockout.”
Jack is certainly not underestimating Stevenson’s latent, and tangible danger. He knows that the Canadian star is a powerful fighter.
He, however, considers that the champion has been very inactive in recent years. And…Badou Jack is considered his best opponent in several years.
“Stevenson has a big punch and is a pretty good boxer too. He’s not a dumb fighter or just a power puncher and he will bring it. This fight will be very exciting for all the fans,” promised Jack, adding:
“I’m going to take his belt and become a three-time world champion, then, I want to unify the division. Stevenson first and after I’ll take on all the other contenders.”