News | Jun 19 2017

EXCLUSIVE Badou Jack expects to fight Nathan Cleverly on Mayweather-McGregor undercard

Badou Jack also gives his take on the controversial Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev finish. John Dennen reports from Las Vegas
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FORMER WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack vacated his world title and moved up to light-heavyweight. He expects his next fight to be against Welshman Nathan Cleverly on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26.

Speaking exclusively to Boxing News, Jack revealed, “They’re still working on it so I’m just waiting for them to make it official. That’s the next fight. That’s what they’re working on and it looks like it’s going to be on Floyd’s undercard.”

He was a keen observer of Andre Ward’s victory over Sergey Kovalev. Jack had no problem with the controversial finish on Saturday. “I think he was done. The first thing I think was it was a body shot that broke him down. Maybe a couple of them were a little low, the last one I think was low. But he was already out of there anyway,” Badou said. “He didn’t like to get hit to the body. That’s why he was complaining.”