Badou Jack believes he is on course to exact revenge over WBA Regular light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal when they rematch on the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul undercard at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on June 6.
Back in December 2019, before the onset of the Coronavirus, Jack lost a disputed split decision to Pascal, rallying in the final round to send the Canadian through the ropes, but it proved too little, too late in the eyes of two judges.
Now the Las Vegas-based Swede, who is promoted by the legendary Mayweather, plans to put the record straight after Covid-19 delayed the rematch.
“Floyd called me in January last year and told me the rematch was on for April ,” said Jack. “That was last year. It’s been done since we walked out of the ring the first time, but I’m happy it’s finally done. I’m happy it’s here and I’m ready to put on a show.
“My fight is going to be a hell of a fight. Everybody knows that. It was a Fight of the Year contender last time. Floyd vs. Logan is going to be entertainment. That’s a different kind of fight, but Floyd is going to put on a show. All of the eyeballs are going to be on that night so it’s going to be a great night.
“Pascal likes trying to get under my skin, but I’m too calm. I’m too confident for that. At the end of the day, he’s a veteran, I’m a veteran and it’s going to be a great fight night. I thought I won the first fight. 75 percent of everybody that watched the fight thought I won. There was only one judge that had experience, Julie Lederman, and she had me winning. The other two might have scored his so-called punches but it is what it is.
“Johnathan Banks is my new coach. He’s great. He’s only a year older than me so we have great chemistry together and everything has been working great. It was a little hard in the beginning to adjust to certain things, but now in camp I feel great in sparring and everything we’re doing right now.”
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