On February 26, in Saudi Arabia, the WBC world heavyweight champion (up to 90.7 kg) Ilunga Makabu (29-2, 25 KOs) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo will defend his title against former super middle and light heavyweight champion Badu Jack (27-3 -3, 16 KOs) from Sweden.
Here’s what the boxers said at the final press conference.
“I just want Badu to keep one thing in mind,” Makabu said. – I’ll break your nose. I will break your jaw. I will break your ribs. Thank you… I have been a world champion for many years. And I’m dangerous. There is no way that Badu can take my belt. I will come home with a belt and a WBC world title.”
“I’m here to take his belt,” Jack says despite threats. “I am here to be the first Muslim to become world champion in Saudi Arabia. I’m here to make history. Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the head. Well, I’m glad he’s confident… I still feel young and fresh. Some manage to win the title in one weight. I did it already in two and now I’m going for the third”
Recall that the main event of this show will be an 8-round duel between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury.