By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (20-1-1, 12KOs). The 32-year-old Las Vegas resident had a breakthrough 2015, capturing the title with an unanimous decision win over Anthony Dirrell and successfully defending it against #1 contender George Groves.
Jack has bounced back nicely since suffering a shocking 1st round TKO loss to Dereck Edwards in 2014. He has gone 5-0 since getting caught cold early in that loss against Edwards.
"It has been a long road. I have been working really hard with ups and downs and now it is time to make some money," said Jack.
Former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32KOs) is Jack's likely next opponent and that is exactly the fight the former Gambian Olympian wants.
"He hasn't shown the dedication that a real champion has but money talks and I deserve a big money fight. I fought the champion and the number one contender but to me I don't see it as an easy fight. He is a tough guy. A big strong guy," Jack explained.
Chavez has a history of missing weight and changing the weight limits in some of of previous fights. Jack said that if Chavez misses weight in their fight, he better be prepared to pull out his wallet.
"Then he got to pay me a lot of money but I think this is his last shot so I think he will be ready. I think he will train hard and get down to the 168 pound limit," Jack told BoxingScene.com.
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