Badou Johannes Gabriel Jack is a Swedish professional boxer. A former world champion in two weight classes, he held the WBC super-middleweight title (2015-2017) and the WBA Light-heavyweight title (2017). At the international level, he represented The Gambia at he 2008 Olympics as an amateur, reaching the first round of the middleweight bracket.
Stockholm, Sweden native, Badou Jack was born on 31st October 1983, under the star sign Scorpio. The thirty-seven years is Swedish by nationality and is of mixed ethnic background. His height is 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and his reach is 185 cm (73 in).
From a decade-long boxing career, Badou Jack has earned a tremendous sum of money. It’s no secret that the majority of money professional boxers make comes from competing in the ring. Further with the explosion of social media today, sponsorships have become an even bigger income stream for professional fighters to make money.
On 26th August 2017, he pursued $750,000 after defeating Nathan Cleverly. Further on 19th January 2019, he pocketed $500,000 though he was defeated by Marcus Browne. You see, Jack makes a six-digit figure per fight no matter he wins or loses.
In 2022, The fighter took home a sum of more than $1 Million from just two matches earning more than $500,000 from each match. In early 2023, Badou took on Ilunga Makabu and earned another $500,000.
Besides, he owns a supplement line, Ripper Nutrition. Also, he is the owner of Badou Jack Promotions which is based in Dubai, UAE. As of 2023, his net worth is approximately $6 million.
Badou Jack is a married man. He exchanged the vows with Yasemin Jack on 3rd October 2014, in an intimate ceremony. Later two years on 14th April, the couple had their first child, a daughter named Malaniyah. In March 2018, they welcomed their second child, a son Malik Jack.
Both, Jack and his spouse are active on IG, sharing their adorable family pictures. The family resides in Las Vegas and adheres religion of Islam.
Badou was born to a Swedish mother, Eva Nyberg, and a Gambian father. He grew up alongside his seven siblings.
Jack started his boxing career at the age of 18. In an interview with Whatson-Gambia in 2013, Jack said his parents supported his decision to become a boxer.
Although Jack has spent much of his professional career in the U.S., he got started in his native Sweden and fought throughout Europe, racking up 128 wins in 150 fights. In 2008, he represented The Gambia at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. In 2009, he turned pro, beginning with fights in Sweden.
In 2011, he moved to the U.S. Now he is a part of Mayweather Promotions and The Money Team. On 28th November 2020, he is scheduled to face Blake McKernan.
As of 27th November 2020, Badou Jack completed a total of 28 fights where he won 22, lost 13, and 3 draws.
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