Badou Jack will take on the undefeated Blake McKernan on November 28 at Dignity Health Sports Sports Park in California. Jack is coming off back-to-back decision losses and has not won a bout since August 2017. Meanwhile, McKernan is undefeated and will look to make a statement with a win over former super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion.
However, it is expected to be an interesting fight. Jack is a veteran of the sport and will look to jump back to winning ways by snapping McKernan’s winning streak.
Badou Jack or Blake McKernan – Who gets his hand raised?
Badou Jack is a solid boxer with incredible reach. He has stiff jabs and power that has resulted in 13 stoppages in his 22 professional victories. Additionally, he is a solid counter-puncher and can prove quite a challenge for the up-and-coming Blake McKernan.
Jack hasn’t looked good inside the ring for quite some time now. The 37-year-old boxer has only won once in his last five bouts. While he has lost twice, the other two bouts have ended in a draw. ‘The Ripper’ relies heavily on his knockout power that has seen him drop his hands low and go for lunges on various occasions. He will look to avoid such a situation against Blake McKernan, who carries a significant reach advantage.
McKernan is 6′ 1″ and has risen steadily to the top of the cruiserweight with 13 straight wins to his name. It will be his first professional bout in the light-heavyweight division. The former Olympian lacks knockout power but comes with a lot of experience in the amateur circuits. Despite that, Jack’s professional experience could prove to be too much for the 33-year-old boxer.
The former champion has a lot to prove with back-to-back losses. He might look for an early finish to jump back to the title of contention with another win to his name. While it won’t be a cakewalk, Jack will probably beat Black McKernan this weekend in California.
How to watch?
The fight will be on the main card in the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. PPV. TysonOnTriller.com will be the central hub for the blockbuster night. The bout can also be streamed on FITE.tv, Triller. BT Sport is the official broadcaster of the bout.
The bout will take place on November 28 inside Dignity Health Sports Sports Park in California. You can pre-order the card on various websites.