Badou Jack, 3-Division World Champion, Aims for 4th Division Title

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 5, 2024) – Three division world champion, Badou Jack, the first Muslim to secure a world title on Middle East ground in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, embarks on a historic journey towards his fourth world title, announced Boxing Advisor Amer Abdallah.

Recognized as one of the most underrated fighters of his era, Jack (28-3-3, 17 KOs), the current WBC Cruiserweight champion in recess, stands not only as a powerhouse in the ring but also as a global philanthropist. His influence extends into the Middle East, with significant contributions that bring immense positivity to the Muslim community, positioning him as an ambassador for his faith.

“I started boxing to create a legacy, fight the best in the world, while being led by my faith,” stated Badou Jack. “Since my last fight, I’ve been back in the gym preparing for my next fight and I’m ready for another challenge. Boxing is more than a sport…it’s a lifestyle. I’m 40 years old, but when you live a disciplined life and take care of yourself, age is just a number. I’m prepared to face anyone from Cruiserweight to heavyweight – let’s go!”

Beyond the ring, he promotes the Badou Jack Foundation, where his slogan reads “Giving Children Across the Globe a Fighting Chance in Life.” Having already made a profound impact on thousands of orphans, refugees, and children in need worldwide, Badou is a modern-day hero.

A seasoned pugilist with a record of facing nine world champions, Jack now eyes an unprecedented fourth division title after a career-defining 12th round knockout victory over defending World Champion Ilunga Makabu (29-4, 25 KOs), in February of last year. Currently training in Dubai, the UAE resident combines veteran experience with the hunger of a rising contender.

“I’ve never felt this hungry in my career as I do now,” continued Badou Jack. “I know what it takes to become great, and I’m ready to close out my career with a bang.”

“Beyond his talent inside the ring, Badou Jack is a genuine ambassador for the sport and a philanthropist dedicated to creating a positive influence globally, transcending religious and racial boundaries,” stated Amer Abdallah. “His background and the values he embodies have resonated particularly well in the Middle East, making him a fighter embraced by the region. With the Middle East emerging as a pivotal hub for boxing, we anticipate a stellar 2024, marking another extraordinary year for Badou.”

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