By Sulayman Bah
The 31-year-old fiery ring ace who styles himself as ‘The Ripper’ will get a first taste of what’s it’s like to defend a world boxing title when he cross daggers with two-time supermiddleweight world champion George Groves.
Badou claimed the world belt from Anthony Dirrel on a majority decision.
Groves has two defeats under his belt despite being a two-time world champion while Badou is beaten only once with a single draw in twenty-one bouts boasting 19 wins 12 on knockouts.
The pair has vowed to undo each other on day of the occasion in their pre-match war of words.
The euphoria surrounding this is weekend’s clash – on the Mayweather v Andre Berto undercard -has been immense with both fighters champions.
Jack pictured above, is Gambia’s hope in the ring at the moment after fellow boxer Omar Jatta relinquished his GBC middleweight title to Turkish-born Turgay Uzun in Germany.
Jack was Gambia’s captain in 2008 Beijing Olympics and plans of visit to his father’s birth country December should he win.