Badou Jack Wants Adonis Stevenson After Nathan Cleverly Shot

By Ryan Burton

Former WBC 168 pound champion Badou Jack "The Ripper" (21-1-2) recently told that a fight against WBA "regular" light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3) was nearly finalized.  The title tilt is slated to take place on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor August 26th pay-per-view undercard.

Jack's preference after vacating his title is to face 175 pound WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.  The light heavyweight kingpin opted to face Andrzej Fonfara in a rematch instead. The bout took place on June 3rd and Stevenson blitzed Fonfara in two rounds.

"I wanted to fight Stevenson to start with but he was busy or whatever but it looks like I will have Cleverly maybe (next)," Jack explained.


After Andre Ward stopped Sergey Kovalev in their rematch two weeks ago in Las Vegas, talk began of a potential unification bout between the WBA/WBO/IBF champion and Stevenson, which would produce an undisputed champion.

If the fight were to come to fruition, Jack believes it could be very interesting.

"That is a good fight. Stevenson got that big left hand. Ward is the better boxer and the better fighter period I think but anything can happen in boxing," Jack told

If Jack gets his wish, he will face Stevenson before Ward potentially enters the ring with the Haitian. 

"I am taking it one fight at a time. Hopefully I can get Stevenson but first I got to take care of Cleverly if that is the man then we will see what happens," said Jack.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Biolink on 06-27-2017

I like Jack. Stevenson-Jack would be a decent scrap.

Comment by tokon on 06-27-2017

[QUOTE=Cgarcia;17802336]Badou vs Adonis this summer. Make it happen, please![/QUOTE] More chance of Stevenson taking a fight with Jack than with Ward imo.

Comment by iNixus on 06-27-2017

That said if stevenson do ko jack he will make it in my top 10 p4p even if i dont like him. He would become unified champ at 175, ko current WBC cruserweight and the best 168 in jack. Imo…

Comment by BOXINGADICT on 06-27-2017

[quote=kingmaker;17804018]that special chin juice?? I couldn't think of anyone jack ever knocked out so i checked and rogelio medina is the only semi known fighter he stopped. If jack has success at 175 it won't be because of power, he'll…

Comment by BOXINGADICT on 06-27-2017

[;17804074]yes, stevenson-jack would be very easy and under normal circumstances it would be the next logical fight. But stevenson captured the lineal crown in emphatic fashion. Then kov came and also dazzled fans and spectators. Then adonis signed with haymon…

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