FORMER WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack bit back at Nathan Cleverly’s claims that the jump to light-heavyweight will be too much. Jack moves up to the 175lb division to challenge Cleverly on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard after defeating George Groves and holding James DeGale to a draw, and suggested the Welshman is inferior to both of them.
“Cleverly’s bigger,” Jack told Boxing News. “Skill-wise, Groves and DeGale are better, but styles make fights: you never known, he’s a bigger guy. I haven’t fought him yet so I can only speak about DeGale and Groves, but they’re similar. DeGale’s probably more athletic Groves, and has better wins than Groves.”