Badou Jack: I Want To Fight a Racist, a Scumbag - Maybe Kovalev

Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs) is looking for the biggest fight possible at 175-pounds.

Earlier this year, Jack fought to a competitive and exciting twelve round draw with James DeGale in their WBC, IBF super middleweight unification at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

After that fight, Jack vacated the WBC title and moved up to light heavyweight to pursue another world title.


Jack made his debut at 175-pounds back in August, when he battered and stopped Nathan Cleverly to capture the WBA's "regular" title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, as part of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor undercard.

There are plenty of names on Jack's list of potential opponents at the new weight.

One of those names is former unified champion Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs), who returns to the ring in November against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-1) in New York City.

During a tour of the Middle East, Jack was recently asked about who he wants to fight at the moment - and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson is at the top of his list. But Kovalev may be coming in at second. 

Adonis obviously. Maybe someone we don’t like. A racist fighter? A scumbag, Kovalev has made some racist comments so maybe him," Jack told Sport 360.

Several fighters at 175 - like Jean Pascal, Andre Ward and Stevenson - have accused Kovalev of making statements that were racial in nature. But the Russian boxer has always denied their allegations, stating that he simply made jokes that were misinterpreted.

Despite his accomplishments in the last few years, Jack believes that he's still being overlooked and not widely viewed as one of the best fighters out there.

“I like it that they’re overlooking me still. That means there is no pressure on me when I step in the ring,” Jack says. “People will realise that I’m the real deal. I’ve fought five world champions in a row; Dirrell, George Groves – he wasn’t a champion when we fought but he is now – Lucian Bute was a former world champ, DeGale is a world champion and an Olympic gold medallist, and Cleverly was a two-time champion.

“I fought them back-to-back, not even the superstars, Triple G (Gennady Golovkin) or Canelo (Saul Alvarez), have fought the calibre I have back-to-back like that. I’m going to continue like that.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by juggernaut666 on 12-27-2017

Jack vs Ray Cist ......lets do it . Oh wait theres no such person , these guys will have to keep stirring shyte up until its an issue . lol

Comment by A.K on 12-27-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18364517]Who you calling a moron, dork. Matter of fact you was the same Moron that tried to tell me that Judah knocked Floyd down in the 10th round! LMMFAO! Damn you dumb....LOL....your boy lil g still sux!:loser:[/QUOTE] Boa that was…

Comment by RedZmaja on 12-27-2017

Kovalev is actually one of the nicest guys in boxing. A man of very high moral values.

Comment by j.razor on 12-27-2017

[QUOTE=A.K;18149846]You sound like a moron saying lil g and what the hell does he have to do with this? You obsessed with golovkin or something?[/QUOTE] Who you calling a moron, dork. Matter of fact you was the same Moron that…

Comment by jsmith_tsu on 10-22-2017

[QUOTE=Vlad_;18155008]Haha you Cali west coast wanna be hardcore tough guy? You’re softer than melted ice cream. You’re the one talking about BBC all day, likely that’s what always goes through your mind because it’s in your mouth all day. You…

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