By Rick Reeno
Trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad is confident that his undefeated super middleweight Badou Jack (15-0, 10KOs) is ready for the next step - a world title shot. He wants Jack to get a shot the WBC champion, Sakio Bika (32-5-2, 21KOs). Jack fought last month and won an easy ten round unanimous decision over Farah Ennis. Bika captured the vacant title in June with a majority decision over Marco Antonio Periban. There was some discussion about Jack facing Periban on the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alavarez undercard on September 14th. Muhammad sees no reason for Jack to fight Periban.
"Why would we do that? That's taking a step backwards. Why would we agree to that? Periban just lost. That's the guy who lost. We want the guy who won. Give us the guy who, the world champion. Badou is ready. He can beat Sakio Bika," Muhammad told BoxingScene.com.