News | Apr 05 2016

Badou Jack: Lucian Bute is a tougher opponent than Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr

Badou Jack is in a confident mood ahead of his fight with Lucian Bute
Badou Jack
Badou Jack  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

BADOU JACK insists Lucian Bute will provide a sterner test than Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr would have done when he defends his WBC world super-middleweight title against him on April 30.

Jack faces Bute at the DC Armory in Washington, with James DeGale defending his IBF world title against mandatory challenger Rogelio Medina on the same bill.

DeGale outpointed Bute last year in the first defence of his title, and Jack claims the excitement of that fight is why Lucian – a former holder of the IBF bauble – has been handed a shot.


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