“He Should Be in Jail”- Badou Jack Lashes at Jean Pascal After VADA Test Failure

Published 06/05/2021, 2:30 PM CDT


Badou Jack witnessed a sudden change in his opponent from Jean Pascal to Derrick Collina after VADA found the former positive with three banned substances. Hence, the rematch had to be taken off from the co-main event of Mayweather vs Paul on June 6. As it also took away Badou Jack’s chance to avenge his loss to Pascal, ‘The Ripper’ appeared vexed with the Canadian boxer.

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Speaking with Fight Hub TV, the former world champion shared his views on Jean Pascal’s failed drug test. “I wouldn’t talk to him because he is a scumbag, and he is a cheater. He should be in jail,” said ‘The Ripper’.

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Meanwhile, a win over Pascal could have made Badou Jack into a world champion. Although Derrick Collina is a reputed opponent, he wouldn’t offer Jack a championship. Hence, the Swedish boxer might appear to have missed a big moment for his upcoming appearance.

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Nevertheless, Badou Jack will still be in the co-main event to Floyd Mayweather‘s return. If he becomes the first man to beat Collina, he would re-enter the championship ride. Thus, the 37-year-old appears to be in a safe state, with a big upcoming fight onboard.

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While Jack appears to have walked away from a fight with Pascal, the duo can collide in the future. Their first collision for the light heavyweight titles was controversial that saw Pascal depart with the last laugh in 2019. However, Badou Jack never accepted the defeat and kept demanding a re-match.

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As the rematch caught an unfortunate break, it might take a couple of more years to materialize. Meanwhile, ‘The Ripper’ would look forward to continuing his dominance in the division by being active. He would need to beat Derrick Collina first. That would be key to Pascal vs Jack 2.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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