Badou Jack has interest in winner of Ward-Kovalev
Badou Jack expressed interest in possibly moving up and facing the winner of Sergey Kovalev’s light heavyweight championship with Andre Ward on Saturday in Las Vegas on HBO PPV.
While Jack has a big super middleweight unification fight with James DeGale on Jan. 14 at Barclays Center, he allowed himself to look ahead slightly to his next potential conquest. “Absolutely,” he said of facing the winner of Ward-Kovalev. “I’ll be there at ringside. First I have to take care of (DeGale) then we can see.”
Jack, who has fought at 168 pounds for most of his career, favors Ward a touch in the match-up. Ward-Kovalev is regarded as the biggest fight of 2016 while DeGale-Jack is also a huge unification fight and the most significant match to start 2017. “Kovalev has been active and he’s a beast, he’s a killer,” Jack said. “Andre Ward- he’s way smarter, so I slightly favor Andre Ward.”
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