Ring name: The Ripper
Professional Record: 16-1-1 (11 KO’s)
Weight: 168 lbs (super middleweight)
Birthdate: October, 31 1983
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Badou Jack was born in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden to a Gambian father and Swedish mother. He began boxing in 2001 at the age of 18. As an amateur he held a record of 150-25. In 2007, the Swedish Boxing Federation named Badou boxer of the year. He went on to qualify for the 2008 Olympic games and represented his father’s country of Gambia.
Badou turned professional in 2009. He came to the United States in 2011, impressing fans from Atlantic City to New York to Las Vegas. Badou (13-0, 9 KO’s) now makes his home in Las Vegas, NV. In 2012 Floyd Mayweather spotted Badou during a sparring session with Andre Dirrell. Floyd was impressed with his style and soon after invited Badou to join Mayweather Promotions. Badou works out at the Mayweather Boxing Club and is trained by Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
Badou’s first half of 2013 has been nothing short of successful. He made his second appearance at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on February 2, 2013 winning in impressive fashion by knocking out Jonel Tapia (8-3-1) in the first round. That victory was followed by unanimous decision over Don Mouton (12-5-1) on February 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Badou followed up those wins with a stellar performance on May 4th, 2013 knocking out Michael Gbenga (16-7) in the 3 round. Badou continued his 2013 win streak on July 19th, 2013 by earning the unanimous decision in a hard fought battle over Ennis Farah (21-1)
Badou credits Floyd Maywether Jr. for helping to save his career and giving him the guidance and opportunity that enabled him to continue on in the sport. He is striving to become a world champion one day and to have a legacy that lives on beyond his days in the sport.