This Saturday, August 20, the boxer Badou Jack signed his 25th victory. The 38-year-old Gambian colossus defeated the American Richard Rivera. But the victory is controversial.
On the Ring of Jeddah, Badu Jack came to the end of the American Richard Rivera. The Gambian won his 25th victory in 31 fights. A success that has however made some noise. His victory is indeed controversial. Many observers gave the victory to the American colossus. The eighth round between the two fighters lasted for example four minutes instead of three. And the Gambian comfortably won this round. What to raise questions.
Badou Jack was declared winner with 96 points against 94 for his opponent. The native of Stockholm maintains that he fully deserves this victory. "I think I did enough, Rivera had an awkward and ugly style, so I fell into his game," he said after the fight. He added, "I have the experience. It wasn't my best night but we got the job done."
The flag bearer of Gambia at the 2004 Olympics thus puts an end to Rivera's invincibility. The latter was even upset by this defeat. "I thought I had done enough. I'm a little disappointed because I really believed in the judging system. I felt like I did enough to win. I would love to have a rematch but I doubt someone like him will take it," said the American.
A lively first three rounds between Richard Rivera and Badou Jack 🔥
— IFL TV (@IFLTV) August 20, 2022