The primary battle to be named for the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch undercard is one no one noticed coming.
Former world champion Badou Jack is seemingly set to face Richard Rivera on the present, which can happen on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Jack is now 38 and campaigning within the cruiserweight division.
He beforehand captured the WBC super-middleweight title when he beat Anthony Dirrell again in 2015.
Jack famously fought on a number of of Floyd Mayweather’s undercards as he was signed with Mayweather Promotions on the time.
The Swedish-Gambian defended his WBC belt towards George Groves with a spit resolution win on the undercard of Mayweather vs Andre Berto in 2015.
Jack shared a draw with IBF champion James DeGale of their unification again in 2016, then moved as much as light-heavyweight.
His first bout within the division occurred on the undercard of Mayweather vs Conor McGregor in Las Vegas in 2017.
He stopped Nathan Cleverly to assert the WBA ‘common’ belt at light-heavyweight.
Nevertheless, Jack by no means gained a full world title at light-heavyweight as he drew with WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
Defeats to Marcus Browne and Jean Pascal adopted earlier than Jack opted to maneuver as much as cruiserweight.
His first battle within the division got here in victory over Blake McKernan on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s return exhibition battle with Roy Jones Jr in LA in 2020.
Jack has since put collectively an extra three wins.
The primary of those got here on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition with Logan Paul in Miami.
And the latest got here on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition with Don Moore in Abu Dhabi.
Now, he’ll be a part of one other large card because the poster has emerged exhibiting that he’ll field earlier than Usyk and AJ.
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