Badou Jack bows out of the Canelo sweepstakes denouncing unreasonable calls for


Seems to be like Badou Jack is not going to be the following opponent for Canelo Alvarez.

Jack, the WBC world cruiserweight titleholder, introduced on his social media account over the weekend he’ll move on a high-profile combat towards Alvarez, the present Ring journal tremendous middleweight champion.

There was speak of the combat happening within the Center East. Jack (28-3-3, 17 knockouts), who’s initially from Stockholm, Sweden and lived and skilled a few years in Las Vegas, is now based mostly out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“I received’t be combating Canelo subsequent,” said Jack within the social media submit. “They stated the load distinction is an excessive amount of, they needed to empty the outdated man and combat me 20lbs UNDER the cruiserweight restrict for the title .. Plus a rehydration clause. Canelo let’s give the followers what they wish to see and combat David Benavidez.”

Twenty (20) kilos beneath the cruiserweight restrict would have made the conflict between Alvarez and Jack a catchweight combat of 180 kilos.

“For the report I agreed to 190lbs catch weight for my 200lbs title,” Again tweeted Monday afternoon.

Jack received the WBC title in his final bout on February 26, stopping Ilunga Junior Makabu within the ninth spherical. The 39-year-old has received his final six bouts since dropping by break up choice to Jean Pascal in December 2019. Jack would lose the WBA world gentle heavyweight title in that combat.

Alvarez is trying to finalize an opponent, and if the Jack combat is not on the desk, there’s the potential of Alvarez dealing with WBC world middleweight titleholder Jermall Charlo.

In line with ESPN’s boxing author Mike Coppinger, Alvarez and coach/supervisor Eddy Reynoso traveled to Cleveland to fulfill with Al Haymon, who runs Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). Each Jermall and twin brother Ring journal junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo combat beneath the PBC banner.

Alvarez (59-2-2, 39 KOs) final fought on Could 6, close to his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico, dropping John Ryder as soon as en path to a unanimous choice victory.

A rematch between Alvarez and WBA world gentle heavyweight titleholder Dmitry Bivol was additionally proposed to happen on the Mexican Independence Day vacation, however sides representing each fighters couldn’t finalize a deal.

Benavidez, who’s the WBC obligatory challenger, is reportedly dealing with unbeaten David Morrell in October and likewise fights beneath the PBC banner.


Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached at [email protected]


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