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Badou Jack Steps Down from WBC Cruiserweight Throne, Vacant Belt Showdown Confirmed

Absolutely, the boxing world is abuzz with several major developments. One of the most significant is the decision by three-division world champion Badou Jack to vacate his WBC Cruiserweight World title. He’s doing this only seven months after winning it in an intense twelfth-round knockout against Ilunga Makabu. This memorable fight occurred in Saudi Arabia and was part of the same event where Tommy Fury bested Jake Paul.

Now nearing the age of 40, the Swedish boxer Badou Jack is far from thinking about retirement. Instead, he’s setting new career goals, specifically aiming to claim the WBC Bridgerweight Championship. A fight against Lukasz Rozanski is anticipated to be formally announced in the near future. This shift in focus by Jack likely puts an end to the rumors about Tony Bellew’s potential comeback. Bellew had been linked to a possible fight against Rozanski, but that bout now seems increasingly unlikely.

In the wake of Jack’s decision to vacate his cruiserweight title, Don King Promotions has stepped in to fill the void. They’ve announced plans to stage an event where Makabu, the former champion, will go toe-to-toe with mandatory challenger Noel Mikaelian. The bout will serve to crown the next WBC Cruiserweight champion, and it’s part of a lineup that promises to be one of Don King’s most star-studded events in recent years.

Scheduled for November 4 in Miami, Florida, the card is loaded with talent. Adrien Broner, a four-time world champion, is slated to make his return for his second fight of the year. He will be taking on Chris Howard in the welterweight division, and both fighters will undoubtedly be looking to make a statement. Meanwhile, Trevor Bryan is planning his comeback fight since his loss to Daniel Dubois and will be facing Cassius Chaney. Jonathan Guidry will also be in action, defending his WBA NABA Heavyweight Title against Puerto Rican knockout artist Jesus Escalera.

The packed card and the drama surrounding the vacated titles exemplify the dynamism and ever-shifting landscape of professional boxing, keeping fans and pundits eagerly awaiting each bout.

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