Turns out pleading guilty to beating and harassing your girlfriend, then getting arrested for allegedly choking her afterwards is merely a path to greater things.
The Ring reports that former Olympian and domestic abuser Marcus Browne is all but set to face former super middleweight champion Badou Jack as part of the January 19th Showtime pay-per-view headlined by Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner. Negotiations have advanced so far that the contract is “a mere formality.”
Jack (22-1-3, 13 KO) moved to 175 pounds last year after a brutal majority draw with James DeGale, battering Nathan Cleverly into retirement on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor card. He went on to face Adonis Stevenson nine months later, and despite dominating the latter half of the fight, had to settle for another majority draw thanks to “Superman’s” work on the first six rounds.
Browne (22-0, 16 KO) was all set to fight Sergey Kovalev earlier this year before the aforementioned domestic violence, opening the door for Eleider Alvarez to take his place and crush the Krusher. He was last seen getting off the canvas to defeat Lenin Castillo in August.
From a purely boxing standpoint, this is a quality fight. From a moral perspective, though, screw giving this guy hundreds of thousands of dollars.