TwitterFacebook

Badou Jack warns Adonis Stevenson about his power

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Badou Jack 22-1-2 (13) believes he is in the best shape of his life as he prepares to take on reigning WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson 29-1 (24) on May 19 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada live on Showtime in the USA and Sky Sports UK.

Jack, a former WBC 168-pound and WBA 175-pound champion, says that he not only feels stronger at the higher weight but faster too.

“I feel way better now and preparation for this fight has been really good,” Jack told Sky Sports. “I’ve been in pre-camp since my last outing so I’m already feeling sharp. I feel way better at this weight now. One seventy-five pounds isn’t easy to make either as I’m a naturally big guy, but I’m more comfortable, faster and stronger than ever – this was the right move for me.”

See Also

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, the 34-year-old Jack has been based out of Las Vegas for most of his nine year pro career.

Jack has already claimed some big scalps in world title fights, defeating Anthony Dirrell, George Groves and Lucien Bute at super middleweight and Nathan Cleverly at light heavyweight. He also has a draw with James Degale at 168-pounds. All five fighters are former world titleholders.

The fight will be the ninth title defence for Stevenson who claimed the WBC strap with a stunning first round KO of Chad Dawson almost five years ago. With an undefeated record and an admirable 80% knockout ratio, Dawson is well-known for his ability to end a fight with just one punch.

But Jack says it’s the 40-year-old Canadian of Haitian heritage who should be looking out for his power punches.

“My last training camp was the best I’ve ever had and I’m generally much happier,” said Jack. “I can work more on the boxing side of things rather than worrying about stripping down. I have more energy and power behind my punches and I’m coming there to beat Stevenson up. I’m not going to play no games – I’m always looking for the knockout.”

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Jaime Munguia splits Tuerano Johnson's lip in half for gruesome…

Jaime Munguia splits Tuerano Johnson's lip in half for gruesome knockout victory

Former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia 36-0 (29) kept his undefeated record alive with a sixth-round knockout of Tureano Johnson 21-3-1 (15) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on Friday night. The fight was stoppe…

Oleksandr Usyk ready for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Oleksandr Usyk ready for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Oleksandr Usyk insists he wants to fight both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury if he defeats Dereck Chisora at Wembley Arena in London on Saturday night. The 33-year-old Ukrainian southpaw has fought just once at heavyweight since unifying the cruise…

Leo Santa Cruz: “Gervonta Davis is the best opponent I’ve…

Leo Santa Cruz: “Gervonta Davis is the best opponent I’ve faced”

WBA super featherweight champion Leo ‘El Terremoto’ Santa Cruz 37-1-1 (19) says he is up for the challenge when he defends his championship against undefeated power puncher Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 23-0 (22) at the Alamodome in Texas on Saturday night. …

Tank Davis makes weight ahead of two-belt clash with Leo…

Tank Davis makes weight ahead of two-belt clash with Leo Santa Cruz

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 23-0 (22) has made weight ahead of his fight against Leo ‘El Terremoto’ Santa Cruz 37-1-1 (19) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night. Davis is staking his WBA ‘regular’ lightweight title against Santa Cruz’…

Naoya Inoue and Jason Moloney face off ahead of bantamweight…

Naoya Inoue and Jason Moloney face off ahead of bantamweight title clash

WBA and IBF bantamweight champion Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue 19-0 (16) is primed for his Las Vegas debut when he takes on Australian challenger Jason ‘Mayhem’ Moloney 21-1 (18) at ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand on Saturday night. The 27-year-old Japanes…

Anthony Joshua should not be concerned about Oleksandr Usyk, says…

Anthony Joshua should not be concerned about Oleksandr Usyk, says Carl Froch

Anthony Joshua has nothing to worry about from Oleksandr Usyk, according to Carl Froch. Former undisputed cruiserweight king Usyk 17-0 (13) will face his first real test as a heavyweight when he meets Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) at Wembley Arena in L…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US