Jack-Browne Targeted for Early 2019
Badou Jack and Marcus Browne are reportedly in a verbal agreement to face off at some point in early 2019.
No official date is set in place, though the bout is expected to take place in either January or February. One possible date being explored is Jan. 19, as part of the undercard for Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner.
Jack is unbeaten in his last eight, winning six bouts. Jack claimed the WBC Super Middleweight Title in September 2015 and made two defenses before defeating Nathan Cleverly for the WBA (Regular) Light Heavyweight Title in August 2017 as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard.
Jack then vacated the title to take on Adonis Stevenson for the WBC Title in his most recent bout. The two battled to a draw this past May.
Browne, a Staten Island, New York, native who competed in the 2012 Olympics, is 22-0 as a professional. This year, Browne scored a first-round TKO of Francy Ntetu in January and a unanimous decision over Lenin Castillo back in August. But Jack would represent the biggest challenge of his career.
Original Story: RingTV