Undefeateds Badou Jack & Alexander Brand Meet on Shobox
Undefeated super middleweight Badou Jack “The Ripper” (10-0, 8 KOs) of Sweden says he’s planning on having a great time when he makes his ShoBox: The New Generation debut on Friday, May 11against Colombia’s also undefeated Alexander Brand (17-0, 15 KOs).
The pair will meet as part of a live doubleheader telecast (11 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®, delayed on the West Coast) entitled “Shootout at Texas Station”, presented by Warriors Boxing live from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, headlined by Cuba’s Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) taking on Cleveland’s Willie “The Great” Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs) in the 10-round light middleweight main event.
“He seems like a wild puncher who doesn’t have the best defense,” said Jack of opponent Brand. “I’m gonna beat him up and have fun. I like guys like this that throw wide shots.”
This will be Jack’s first fight at 168 lbs, but the former Olympian says he’ll have no trouble making weight, having done his preparation at Floyd Mayweather’s gym with trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, and sparring with respected contenders like Ishe Smith and J Leon Love.
“To see how Floyd trains motivates me to work even harder. I feel good I like to mix it up, box and pressure my opponent. I can do it all and I can’t wait to show everybody my skills and put on an exciting fight for the crowd and the TV viewers. I’m learning so much from my trainer Eddie Mustafa. I’m definitely in my prime right now. I just need more experience.”
Jack says that while his victory is assured, it is Brand who will decide how things unfold. “It depends. If he’s trying to win, we’ll go home early, but if he runs and just tries to survive, sometimes it can be hard to stop a guy who don’t’ want to fight. I won’t go out there looking for the knockout, but if it comes, it comes.”