EXCLUSIVE: Badou Jack talks UK visit, confirms interest in James DeGale, Adonis Stevenson rematches

Phil Jay 27/08/2018

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Mayweather Promotions star Badou Jack took time to outline his immediate plans to WBN during a recent visit to the United Kingdom. 

Rather than heading to UK on the lookout for a forthcoming opponent, Jack was promoting his Foundation work as the two-weight world champion continues his enviable work outside the ring.

Jack has plenty of irons in the fire on the back of six standout performances in a row, which have elevated ‘The Ripper’ to pound for pound status in the WBN Top 50.

Victories over ex-world title holders in Andre Dirrell, Nathan Cleverly and Lucien Bute, came either side of a victory over current champion George Groves and draws with James DeGale and Adonis Stevenson.

Once his duties are over, Jack plans to discuss his future with promoter Floyd Mayweather and is open to facing DeGale or Stevenson in 2019.

“The purpose of my visit to the United Kingdom was to promote the Badou Jack Foundation and spread the word of our mission. While I’m here I’ve also attended the KSI fight as a guest of OP Talent,” Jack exclusively explained to World Boxing News.

“I’m hoping to fight by the end of the year, but I leave the fight planning to my promoter Mayweather Promotions.

“I would love to fight Adonis again. Hopefully, if he wins against Oleksandr Gvozdyk – and I think he will, I can fight him again and we can get our rematch.

“If James DeGale comes to 175, I’d love to fight him again also,” he added.

Jack concluded by confirming his efforts to build a sustainable brand for the future.

“In between fights I’m focusing on my nutrition line, Ripper Nutrition and my foundation, the Badou Jack Foundation.

“I leave the fight planning to my promoter Floyd and Mayweather Promotions,” said the talented puncher.

Stevenson v Gvozdyk is tentatively scheduled for December 1, as stated by World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman lately, whilst DeGale is continuously linked to being in the opposite corner for a Liverpool homecoming title defence by new super-middleweight ruler Rocky Fielding.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay