Badou Jack Feeling “Young” Ahead Of Bout With Marcus Browne
Former two-division boxing champion Badou Jack returns to the ring next Saturday night when he facces Marcus Browne for the interim WBA light heavyweight title.
The contest serves as part of the Manny Pacquiao Adrien Broner pay-per-view event from Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
This marks the 11th time Jack will have fought in Las Vegas, his adopted home, since he turned pro. He previously won a light heavyweight contest vs. Nathan Cleverly here in 2017 on the undercard for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.
“I feel young and like I’m still improving. I take care of my body every day. Age won’t be a problem for me, it’ll be an advantage,” Jack said during a recent press event. “I’m a confident fighter. I don’t need to talk and brag about everything. I’m just comfortable; inside and outside of the ring.
“I’m battle-tested. I’ve been in there in tough fights. He hasn’t been tested like that, so we’ll have to see what he’s capable of when the pressure is on. This is nothing new to me. I’ve been on a lot of big cards, so this is a regular day on the job. It’s exciting as always and I can’t wait to put on a good show.”
As for his opponent, Jack said “Marcus Browne is an athletic and skilled fighter. But it’s a little different to fight on the prospect and contender level versus on this world class level.
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“One of my biggest strengths in the ring is my ability to adjust. My trainer, Lou Del Valle, has really helped in that regard. He’s been in there as a world champion like me on the big stage. He knows so much about boxing. I feel like it’s my duty to give back outside of the ring. With this platform that I have, why wouldn’t I? We should use this platform for something deeper than boxing.”