The first fight to be named for the Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua rematch undercard is one no one saw coming.
Former world champion Badou Jack is set to face Richard Rivera on the show, which will take place on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Jack is now 38 and campaigning in the cruiserweight division.
He previously won the WBC super middleweight title by beating Anthony Dirrell in 2015.
Jack fought on several Floyd Mayweather undercards while signed with Mayweather Promotions at the time.
The Swedish-Gambian defended his WBC belt against George Groves with a spit decision victory over Mayweather’s undercard against Andre Berto in 2015.
Jack shared a draw with IBF champion James DeGale when they unified in 2016 and then moved up to lightweight.
His first fight in the division came under Mayweather’s card against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas in 2017.
He stopped Nathan Cleverly to claim the ‘regular’ WBA belt at light heavyweight.
However, Jack never won a full world title at light heavyweight as he drew with WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
Losses to Marcus Browne and Jean Pascal followed before Jack opted to move up to cruising weight.
His first fight in the division was victory over Blake McKernan in the undercard of Mike Tyson’s comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr in Los Angeles in 2020.
Jack has since had three more victories.
The first of these came on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s show with Logan Paul in Miami.
And the most recent came on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s show with Don Moore in Abu Dhabi.
Now he will join another big card as the poster has appeared showing he will box ahead of Usyk and AJ.
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