Badou Jack named on ESPN Top Prospects List for 2011
Twenty-eight year old Gambian boxer Badou Jack has been named on Entertainment and Sports Programming Network [ESPN] Columnist Dan Rafael’s Super 25 list of the best prospects of 2011 under the junior middleweight category.
The Gambian boxer has remained unbeaten since last year and is still counting. The new award honours his breath-taking performance over the year. Badou has so far managed to keep those records after winning all his bouts in 2011.
The ESPN esteemed columnist Rafael describes Badou Jack as “…a bit of a project, but he can fight and is a crowd-pleasing, come-forward fighter with solid power.”
Although born in Sweden and now living in Las Vegas, he was the first boxer to make the Olympics for the African country of Gambia (his father’s native nation) in 2008. He turned pro in 2009 and fought in Europe but fought only once in 2010 before relocating to the United States, where he has won all four of his 2011 bouts, each by knockout.
“Being included in a list like this bodes very well for our guy [Badou],” said his promoter, Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing.
“Dan [Rafael] is one of the premier writers in the sport and he knows his stuff. Superstars and world champions have appeared on his yearly list before ascending to the top of the sport and we’re very happy that Badou have been included in such esteemed company,” Margules concluded.