On Saturday, November 28th, former 2-Division World Champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” will be back in action on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones PPV event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Jack (22-3-3), who has fought 8 world champions in a row takes on undefeated prospect Blake “The Beast” McKernan (13-0).
“This fight isn’t about titles or championships” Jack stated. “I’m dedicating this fight to all of the children in need around the world and am donating all of the proceeds to my organization, the Badou Jack Foundation”
The Badou Jack Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, has worked with refugees and orphans in Syria, Palestine and Jack’s native Gambia, by helping build education centers, medical rehabilitation facilities and orphanages. Their new mission of spreading awareness and aiding abused children in foster care launches in early 2021.
“I have a responsibility to help as many people as I can. More than boxing, I want to be known as someone that helped others in need.” Jack said.
Jack’s Business Manager Amer Abdallah who has accompanied him on his overseas trips added, “As ferocious as he is in the ring, Badou is equally as caring outside of it. He’s an amazing ambassador to boxing and to Muslims across the globe. Immediately after each fight, he visits the Refugee Camps and genuinely loves spending time with the children there.”
About the Badou Jack Foundation:
Badou Jack started the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization the Badou Jack Foundation in 2018. He has taken multiple trips to the Zaatari Refugee camp, the 2nd largest Syrian Refugee Camp in the world located on the Syrian/Jordanian border as a guest of the UNHCR as well as the Baqaa Refugee Camp located in Jordan, which cares for Palestinian and Syrian Refugees combined. The foundation has built the Badou Jack Education Center, helped rebuild and equip a medical rehabilitation center and begin a nutrition program within the refugee camps. Last year, the foundation teamed up with the SPOT Project in Gambia to help with their ongoing initiatives of building orphanages, fresh water wells and education centers for the orphans there. Learn more about the foundation at JoinTeamJack.com