Badou Jack had been expected to be part of the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr PPV that has now been rescheduled from Sept. 12 to Nov. 28 and definitely is going to happen, and Jack will definitely be facing cruiserweight Blake McKernan on the show, for sure.
Jack (22-3-3, 13 KO) is a former super middleweight titleholder and former secondary titleholder at light heavyweight, and it appears he may be trying his hand at cruiserweight here, or some catchweight.
The 33-year-old McKernan (13-0, 6 KO) is a Sacramento fighter you can’t call a prospect and certainly isn’t a contender; he’s never had a 10-round fight, let alone 12, moving to the eight-round distance in his last two. One of those fights aired on an ESPN+ prelim show in May 2019. It was not a particularly impressive showing, and outside of Jack perhaps just not being able to carry weight over 175 pounds, he isn’t on paper a threat here.
That said, Jack is 36, does figure to be a small cruiserweight, and has lost his last two fights to Marcus Browne and Jean Pascal. His last win came over Nathan Cleverly, who retired after, on the Mayweather-McGregor card. So it’s been a while.
This show that definitely is going to happen will also feature YouTube person Jake Paul vs former NBA person Nate Robinson. And to be clear, Jack-McKernan and Paul-Robinson are real fights, it’s the one with the two legends that is the pure exhibition.