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Badou Jack (born 31 October 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden) Born to a Gambian father and a Swedish mother, he has represented both nations in the Olympics. He currently holds the WBC Super Middleweight World title. Known as "The Ripper," his current professional record stands at 20 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw and 12 knockouts.
Jack qualified for the 2008 Olympics for Gambia as a Middleweight and was the nation's flag bearer at the Opening Ceremonies.
He began boxing in 2001 at the age of 18. In 2007, Jack was named the boxer of the year by the Swedish Boxing Federation. He represented Sweden at light-heavyweight before changing to Gambia, where he qualified for the 2008 Games.
At the 2nd AIBA African 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament he breezed through the competition to win; the final was a shutout win over DR Congo's Herry Saliku Biembe. At the Olympics he lost in the first round to India's Vijender Singh.
As a professional, Jack was on the rise for many years, he started his career in his native Sweden and also in Finland before relocating to the United States, where he signed with Mayweather Promotions.
Jack was on his way to a World title shot when he was stopped in a round by lightly regarded Derek Edwards. However he bounced back and just a year later he faced Anthony Dirrell for his WBC Super Middleweight championship, Jack was seen as an easy touch for the champion Dirrell and was given little chance, most thinking that he would be knocked out. However, Jack upset the boxing World by defeating Dirrell via Majority Decision, taking more and more control of the fight as it went on and exposing the champions inability to fight on the inside.
Jack was once again the underdog in his first title defence against mandatory challenger George Groves, and he once again upset the odds. Defeating the Briton after dropping him once in the first round and taking more and more control of the fight as it went on, making effective use of his body punches especially. He was victorious via Split Decision.