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Badou Jack vs Nathan Cleverly: Purses, net worth for both

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On the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor PPV tonight, light heavyweights Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KO) and Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KO) will do battle.

Jack vs Cleverly will be contested for the WBA Light Heavyweight title and is one of three televised undercard bouts of Mayweather vs McGregor.

If you're a casual fan of boxing or not one at all, you're probably asking yourself, "Who are these guys and how big are their purses for tonight’s massive fight card?"

Jack vs Cleverly purses
Per ESPN.com, Badou Jack will earn $750,000 while Nathan Cleverley was secure a $100,000.

Why such a big difference?


Answer: Jack is the perceived draw and his promotional company, Mayweather Promotions, is the lead promoter of the event. Moreover, Jack's stock is much higher than Nathan's these days because the latter has dropped of 2 of his last 4 bouts.

Badou Jack: Net worth
Famous Net Worth estimates that that the 33-year-old Jack has an estimated value of $4.2 Million.

We know he received 700K for his January bout against James DeGale but don't have purse details for other fights.

Nathan Cleverly: Net Worth

Famous Net Worth, Nathan's estimated net worth is $3 Million.

Jack vs Cleverly
Born Johannes Gabriel Badou Nyberg from a Gambian father and Swedish mother in Sweden, Badou Jack, now living in the U.S., might attain fans from all over the globe if he sizzles tonight.


Jack has a reputation of being a bit slow and methodical so it would behoove Nathan to to dictate the pace and maintain a high activity rate. For Jack to come out on top, he'll need to make good use of a jab and  use it to set-up other shots. If Jack is too pensive and allows Cleverly to set the pace, he is going to be in for a long night.

In a 2013 bout, Cleverly, a Welshman, set a blistering pace throwing over 1,000 punches over the twelve rounds, landing 319. In comparison, his opponent landed only 92 shots. Look for Nathan to try to outwork Jack and keep his opponent in check with his left jab.

At one time, the 30-year-old Cleverly was considered by some as the world's best light heavyweight. Tonight, he will undoubtedly try to use his size and experience to regain the luster he lost since falling to Sergey Kovalev in 2013.

Stats & facts

Badou Jack
birth name: Badou Johannes Gabriel Jack
born: 1983-10-31 / age 33
nationality: Swedish
debut: 2009-06-06
division: light heavyweight
stance: orthodox
height:6'1"/185cm
reach: 73"/185cm
residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
birth place: Stockholm, Sweden
titles held: WBC World Super Middleweight Title

Nathan Cleverly
born: 1987-02-17 / age 30
residence: Cefn Fforest, Wales, United Kingdom
birth place: Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
nationality: British
debut: 2005-07-23
division: light heavyweight
stance: orthodox
height: 6'1½"/ 187cm
reach: 74"/188cm
titles held: WBO Light Heavyweight

 
Lee Cleveland

Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.


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