Badou Jack received the third draw of his pro career on Saturday in Toronto, when he went even with Adonis Stevenson in a WBC light heavyweight title fight. It was a controversial decision, of course, as any draw is going to be, and Jack is hoping for a rematch, this time in Las Vegas.
“I thought I definitely won the fight. No judge had him winning. I have no idea why I can’t get a decision. It could be that they’re jealous of Floyd and don’t like him. I’m one of his top fighters. I can’t do anything about it. I’m not the judge. I have to respect their decision.
“Maybe I started the fight too slow. I gave away those rounds. He didn’t really hit me. I can’t do anything about it, let’s do a rematch in Las Vegas. I came to his backyard, it’s time he comes out to Vegas.”
The problem with Jack (22-1-3, 13 KO) hoping for a rematch in Vegas is simple: the fight is still biggest in Canada, and would probably be even bigger in Montreal or Quebec City than it was in Toronto.
That said, perhaps Mayweather Promotions and Al Haymon could make it worth Stevenson’s while. The 40-year-old titleholder hasn’t fought outside of Canada since 2011, when he beat Dion Savage in Vegas on the Mayweather-Ortiz undercard.