Jack is helping youth worldwide and being unapologetic about his faith and more.
Badou Jack is a boxing enigma and you should love him for it.
The Swedish born boxer is a devout Muslim. He is internationally charitable almost to a fault.
In March, the former two-division world champion, philanthropist and entrepreneur made good on his promise to give back to refugee children abroad.
His plan was to feed between 50,000 and 75,000 Middle Eastern refugee children through nutritional shakes, an effort that would be funded through sales of his “Ripper Nutrition” bars in the U.S.
“It’s nutrition with a purpose and all tied into the foundation,” he said in an interview with Arabian Business. “It’s all about giving kids around the world a fighting chance in life.”
“Some of them [the children] don’t even have shoes. They have nothing, they come from war and some of them have no parents,” said Jack. “We just want to help as many kids as possible.”
Visiting the Baqaa Refugee Camp in Jordan Saturday as part of his overall mission to give children around the globe a fighting chance at life through his Badou Jack Foundation.
“I promised my friends at the Baqaa camp I would be back and was so happy to see and spend time with them again,” said Jack. “I’m truly blessed to be in a position to help these children in need.
“As a Muslim, my duty is to help those in need. In order to serve God, you have to serve humanity. It meant more to me than anything to see the smiles on their faces when they saw me again.”
Jack was greeted by the Prime Minister of Jordan Omar Al Razzaz upon arrival as he supports Jack’s excellent work and dedication to the region.
During the visit to the camp, Jack officially launched the Badou Jack Education Center – a state of the art facility to that will hold extracurricular activities for the children as well as teach computer skills, language, and literacy.
He is also the sole active fighter in the Mayweather Promotions stable with his own fight promotions company.
Jack officially launched Badou Jack Promotions and Events LLC in the United Arab Emirates.
After holding his inaugural event on May 3 from the Five Palms Jumeirah in Dubai, Jack is solidifying his stature in boxing and beyond.
“This is a region steeped in tradition and culture,” said Jack. “We believe the time is right to invest in making combat sports a fun and entertaining part of that culture. The audience is there; we just need to bring them memorable events worth of this vibrant region.”