Teddy Atlas has never shied away from sharing controversial opinions and in his latest comments he has declared that one current WBC champion is ‘done.’
Atlas, who once trained a young Mike Tyson and has now became a high-profile TV pundit, has spoken out on a range of subjects recently, from the fate of the judge who controversially scored Floyd Mayweather vs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to the ‘wasted talent’ of Joe Joyce following his recent loss to Zhilei Zhang.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, The Fight, Atlas has now turned his attention to the cruiserweight division which he thinks is wide open.
This comes off the back of Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez beating Joe Smith over 12 rounds this past weekend and now Atlas has assessed his chances of a world title fight next time out.
“Badou Jack has a title but I think he’s pretty well done.
He has a lot of miles on his odometer. He moved up from light heavyweight as Ramirez and as Smith did, but I really think he’s running on fumes and ready to be beat. He’s a very game guy, give him all the credit in the world, but I think Ramirez beats him easy.”
It had been suggested recently that the former super middleweight and light heavyweight champion would vacate the WBC cruiserweight belt for a shot at a world title in a fourth division up at bridgerweight, but the WBC still states him as their current champion.
The other belt holders in the division are Jai Opetaia who has the IBF, Aren Gouamirian the WBA and Chris Billam-Smith the WBO.