Advertisement
Advertisement

Jack Wants DeGale Clash on Mayweather-Maidana Bill

By Ryan Burton

Badou Jack "The Ripper" (16-0-1) returns to the ring this Friday when he faces Derek Edwards (26-3-1) in a bout televised on the latest edition of ShoBox.  Jack had a busy year in 2013 going 5-0-1 with the only blemish a questionable draw against Marco Antonio Periban.  Jack said that he looks forward to getting back in the ring and hopes for another busy year in 2014.

"I feel great.  I can't wait.  This is my first fight of the year but I had 6 fights last year and they are keeping me busy.  I like it.  I feel sharp doing that.

"I want to get at least 4 or 5 fights this year.  We got this one and then hopefully we are back in May," Jack explained.

The 30-year-old Jack last fought in December when he stopped Rogelio Medina in 6 rounds.  He admitted that he was trying to make a statement after the draw against Periban and said that he was pleased with his performance.

"I wanted to make a statement.  I started a little bit slow.  I am known as a slow starter but I picked it up and got him out of there," said Jack.

If Jack and Brit James DeGale win their upcoming fights, the two will presumably square off in a WBC final eliminator in the near future.  The winner would become Sakio Bika's mandatory challenger.  Jack said that he is very interested in the fight but doesn't feel he should have to travel to DeGale's home soil being that he is promoted by the #1 fighter in the world.

"I mean I am promoted by the best fighter in the world that has the most money.  Why should I go to England?  They should come here.  It would be a good fight for Floyd's next undercard," Jack expressed.

Jack finished our conversation with an assessment of the first fight between WBA/IBF super midleweight champion Carl Froch's stoppage victory over George Groves.  The two UK based fighters will square off again on May 31st.

"Groves was ahead and he had beat him up.  I don't think the ref should have stopped it, he should have gave him 1 to 2 more rounds.  He is a fast starter and maybe Froch still would have stopped him but he should have been given the opportunity," Jack told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 03-01-2014

LMAO, sorry but you missed da boat Jack (in the voice of uncle Si on Duck Dynasty) [IMG]http://memecrunch.com/meme/DALF/uncle-si/image.png[/IMG]

Comment by rzagza on 02-28-2014

Badou Jackass

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 02-28-2014

Lmao Looking ahead. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by Cuban Linx on 02-28-2014

That's gotta suck for Jack...

Comment by Queen_Leia on 02-28-2014

Well, well, well.....that Pepper Jack sure got spoiled tonight.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II Paul Butler: We're On The Brink of World Title Shot, This is Massive Stephen Smith: I Belong at World Level, I Want Another Title Shot Golovkin's Coach Expects Amir Khan To Rebound Very Well Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down AIBA President Confident Pro Fighters Will Compete in Olympics Haye: I'll Be Careful Early, But Then I'll Drop Briggs and KO Him Kevin Satchell Returns on June 4th as Part of Smith Liverpool Bill Photos: Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Reunite On Stage in Las Vegas Briggs Feels Haye in Decline: He Was a Better Fighter Before Liam Smith: IF Canelo Returns To 154, He's Perfect For Me! Ricky Burns: Michele Di Rocco Won't Know What Hit Him! Oscar De La Hoya, Mario Lopez To Get in The Ring For Charity Makabu: Not Going The Distance, I'm Knocking Tony Bellew Out! Berto Tabs Golovkin Over Canelo, Wants To Fight The Winner Roach Downs Mayweather-McGregor, Wants Lebedev-Glowacki Cuellar Confident of Mares Win, Tabs Santa Cruz Over Frampton Hearn Blasts Khan, Says Brook Fight is 'Gone' Jorge Linares is Ready: I'm Going To Fight Anthony Crolla Next! Lemieux Interested in Canelo Fight - But NO Catch-Weight No More Delays: All-Star Boxing Gets Day in Court Versus Canelo Shannon Briggs: I'm Knocking David Haye Out Cold in a Round Blackwell: I'd Love To Land Final KO Shot on Jaw of Eubank Sr! Haye Admits Precautions Needed To Prevent Briggs Presser Brawl Francisco De Vaca Puts Away Gustavo Molina in The Eighth Kay Prospere: I Couldn't Have Asked For Worse Preparation McGregor Heading To UFC Return, Not Floyd Mayweather PPV
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement