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Julian Jackson
Born Julian Jackson
(1960-09-12) September 12, 1960 (age 55)
Saint Thomas, Virgin Island
Other names The Hawk
Nationality Virgin Islander
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Division Middleweight
Light middleweight
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Stance Orthodox
Years active 1981-1998
Professional boxing record
Total 61
Wins 55
By knockout 49
Losses 6
By knockout 6
Draws 0
No contests 0
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
last updated on: May 4, 2015

Julian Jackson (born September 12, 1960) is a former professional boxer from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Known as "The Hawk", he is a former WBA light middleweight and two-time WBC middleweight world champion. After a professional career spanning 17 years, Jackson officially announced his retirement from the sport after losing to journeyman fighter Anthony Jones in May 1998.

Jackson has defeated four world champions in Eddie Gazo, Baek In-chul, Buster Drayton and Terry Norris, as well as top contenders such as Herol Graham, Dennis Milton, Thomas Tate and Agostino Cardamone.

He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pro career

Jackson had many of his early fights in Puerto Rico, where he lived for a short period of time, and gained a shot at WBA light-middleweight champion Mike McCallum in August 1986. Jackson hurt the champion on a couple occasions in the first round, but McCallum came storming back with a barrage that forced the referee to stop matters in the second round.

After McCallum moved up to middleweight, Jackson got his second shot at the now-vacant WBA title in November 1987 against Korean In-Chul Baek, winning in three rounds. Baek would go on to win the WBA super-middleweight title a year later. Jackson made three defenses of his crown, against former IBF title-holder Buster Drayton (TKO 3), Francisco DeJesus (KO 8), and future three-time champion Terry Norris (TKO 2). All these defenses were won with a single knockout punch.

Jackson then vacated his crown, moved up to 160 lb (73 kg), and was matched against Herol 'Bomber' Graham for the vacant WBC middleweight title. Due to Jackon's retina damage which had required surgery, the British Boxing Board of Control didn't allow him to box in the UK, so the bout was held at Torrequebrada Hotel & Casino, Benalmadena, Andalucía, Spain on 24 November 1990.

Graham was putting on his typical savvy performance against Jackson: countering, slipping, and dancing out of the way. After being consistently beaten to the punch for three and a half rounds, Jackson unleashed one of the great right hands of boxing. Unconscious before he hit the canvas, Graham was revived only after five alarming minutes.

Defenses against Dennis Milton (KO 1), Ismael Negron (KO 1), and Ron Collins (TKO 5) ended quickly, but Thomas Tate would make Jackson work longer and harder in their August 1992 encounter - Julian had to go to the scorecards for the first time in a title bout in winning a 12-round unanimous decision, scoring a knockdown along the way. At this point Jackson was in the middle of the pound-for-pound rankings.

This would lead to his showdown in May 1993 with another big hitter, Gerald McClellan. This time the challenger prevailed, flooring Jackson twice in the fifth round. The second knockdown prompted the referee to stop the fight, after Jackson made it to his feet yet remained unsteady. Jackson had another shot at the title in May 1994 in a rematch with McClellan. Jackson was hurt and put under heavy pressure by McClellan very early into the first round, and was dropped by a left hook to the body after 65 seconds. The referee counted Jackson out as he rose to his feet.

After McClellan vacated the title to move up to super-middleweight, Jackson would have a second but brief reign as WBC middleweight champion, beating the previously undefeated European champion Agostino Cardamone in March 1995. Jackon had a shaky end to the first round, during which he was hurt and put under pressure until the bell by Cardamone, who wasn't considered a hard puncher. In round two however, Jackson again showed his punching power by suddenly dropping Cardamone heavily with a short right hand. Cardamone managed to make it to his feet but remained badly shaken, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Jackson lost the title in his first defense against Quincy Taylor in August of that year by a sixth-round stoppage in a fight where Jackson looked a shadow of his former self. Jackson would have four more low-key victories, before ending his career with losses to Verno Phillips and Anthony Jones, both in nine rounds, in 1998.

Life After Boxing

Julian Jackson joined the ministry, living in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He continued his involvement in the local boxing field as a trainer and coach. He has two sons who are also top-ranked boxers. Julius Jackson, a former Olympian, is currently professionally fighting with a record of 18-0 (14 Kos). He is ranked among the top 15 in the world by the WBO, WBA & IBF for his super middleweight class. Julius Jackson currently holds the WBC USNBC Title and the WBA Fedebol Title. John Jackson, also a former Olympian, is fighting professionally with a record of 18-2-0 (15 Kos), and was ranked 6th by the WBC in the Super Welterweight/Jr. Middleweight class.

Professional boxing record

55 Wins (49 KOs), 6 Losses (6 KOs)[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Loss 55–6 23x15px Anthony Jones TKO 9 (10) 1998–05–24 23x15px The Palace of Auburn Hills,
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Loss 55–5 23x15px Verno Phillips KO 9 (12)
2:01
1998–01–23 23x15px Grand Casino Tunica,
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi
Win 55–4 23x15px Eduardo Gutiérrez TKO 3 (10) 1997–10–31 23x15px Packard Music Hall,
Warren, Ohio
Win 54–4 23x15px Terry Ford TKO 2 (10)
1:01
1997–07–25 23x15px Tropicana Las Vegas,
Paradise, Nevada
Win 53–4 23x15px Augustine Renteria PTS 8 1996–12–07 23x15px Fantasy Springs Resort Casino,
Indio, California
Win 52–4 23x15px Leonardo Aguilar UD 10 1996–09–09 23x15px Great Western Forum,
Inglewood, California
Loss 51–4 23x15px Quincy Taylor TKO 6 (12)
2:33
1995–08–19 23x15px MGM Grand Las Vegas,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lost WBC middleweight title.
Win 51–3 23x15px Agostino Cardamone TKO 2 (12)
1:50
1995–03–17 23x15px Worcester Memorial Auditorium,
Worcester, Massachusetts
Won vacant WBC middleweight title.
Win 50–3 23x15px Luis Buitron TKO 3 (10) 1994–12–17 23x15px Coliseo General Rumiñahui,
Quito, Pichincha
Loss 49–3 23x15px Gerald McClellan KO 1 (12)
1:23
1994–05–07 23x15px MGM Grand Las Vegas,
Las Vegas, Nevada
For WBC middleweight title.
Win 49–2 23x15px Eduardo Ayala PTS 10 1994–03–04 23x15px MGM Grand Las Vegas,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 48–2 23x15px Jaime Montano TKO 1 (10)
1:50
1993–12–15 23x15px The Aladdin,
Paradise, Nevada
Win 47–2 23x15px Carlton Haywood TKO 1 (10)
2:16
1993–08–06 23x15px Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez,
Bayamón
Loss 46–2 23x15px Gerald McClellan TKO 5 (12)
2:09
1993–05–08 23x15px Thomas & Mack Center,
Paradise, Nevada
Lost WBC middleweight title.
Win 46–1 23x15px Eddie Hall TKO 4 (10) 1992–12–13 23x15px The Mirage,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 45–1 23x15px Thomas Tate UD 12 1992–08–01 23x15px Las Vegas Hilton,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Retained WBC middleweight title.
Win 44–1 23x15px Ron Collins TKO 5 (12)
1:27
1992–04–10 23x15px El Toreo,
Mexico City
Retained WBC middleweight title.
Win 43–1 23x15px Ismael Negron TKO 1 (12)
0:50
1992–02–15 23x15px The Mirage,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Retained WBC middleweight title.
Win 42–1 23x15px Dennis Milton KO 1 (12)
2:10
1991–09–14 23x15px The Mirage,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Retained WBC middleweight title.
Win 41–1 23x15px Herol Graham KO 4 (12)
1:13
1990–11–24 23x15px Torrequebrada Hotel & Casino,
Benalmádena, Andalusia
Won vacant WBC middleweight title.
Win 40–1 23x15px Wayne Powell TKO 4 (10)
1:36
1990–06–16 23x15px Caesars Palace,
Paradise, Nevada
Win 39–1 23x15px John McClendon KO 2 (10) 1990–05–18 23x15px Saint Thomas
Win 38–1 23x15px Terry Norris TKO 2 (12)
1:33
1989–07–30 23x15px Atlantic City Convention Center,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Retained WBA light-middleweight title.
Win 37–1 23x15px Derwin Richards TKO 6 (10) 1989–05–13 23x15px Great Western Forum,
Inglewood, California
Win 36–1 23x15px Francisco de Jesus KO 8 (12)
2:19
1989–02–25 23x15px Las Vegas Hilton,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Retained WBA light-middleweight title.
Win 35–1 23x15px Buster Drayton TKO 3 (12)
2:57
1988–07–30 23x15px Harrah's Marina Resort Casino,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Retained WBA light-middleweight title.
Win 34–1 23x15px Efren Olivo TKO 1 (10) 1988–06–25 23x15px Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 33–1 23x15px Reggie Barnes TKO 1 (10) 1988–04–16 23x15px Las Vegas Hilton,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 32–1 Template:Country data KOR Baek In-Chul TKO 3 (12)
1:17
1987–11–21 23x15px Las Vegas Hilton,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Won vacant WBA light-middleweight title.
Win 31–1 23x15px Milton Leaks TKO 10 (12)
0:38
1987–04–24 23x15px Hartford Civic Center,
Hartford, Connecticut
Retained WBC Continental Americas
light-middleweight title.
Win 30–1 23x15px Khalif Shabazz KO 1 (10) 1986–12–19 23x15px Saint Thomas
Loss 29–1 Template:Country data JAM Mike McCallum TKO 2 (15)
2:03
1986–08–23 23x15px Miami Beach Convention Hall,
Miami Beach, Florida
For WBA light-middleweight title.
Win 29–0 23x15px Derrick Drane TKO 2 (10) 1986–05–20 23x15px Madison Square Garden,
New York City, New York
Win 28–0 23x15px Francisco Del Toro KO 2 (10)
2:05
1986–04–19 23x15px Las Vegas Hilton,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 27–0 23x15px Mark Allman TKO 1 (10) 1986–03–22 23x15px Riviera Hotel and Casino,
Winchester, Nevada
Win 26–0 23x15px Lopez McGee KO 4 (12) 1986–02–28 23x15px Saint Thomas Retained WBC Continental Americas
light-middleweight title.
Win 25–0 23x15px Raúl Hernandez TKO 1 (10) 1985–11–15 23x15px Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium,
Miami, Florida
Win 24–0 File:Flag placeholder.svg José Padilla TKO 3 (10)
1:22
1985–08–10 23x15px Riviera Hotel and Casino,
Winchester, Nevada
Win 23–0 23x15px Rafael Corona KO 3 (12) 1985–07–12 23x15px Santa Clara, California Retained WBC Continental Americas
light-middleweight title.
Win 22–0 23x15px Tim Harris TKO 8 (12)
0:18
1984–11–21 23x15px Riviera Hotel and Casino,
Winchester, Nevada
Retained WBC Continental Americas
light-middleweight title.
Win 21–0 23x15px Santos Solis KO 2 (10) 1984–11–03 23x15px Hiram Bithorn Stadium,
San Juan
Win 20–0 23x15px Curtis Ramsey TKO 12 1984–08–15 23x15px Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Continental Americas
light-middleweight title.
Win 19–0 23x15px Ron Lee Warrior TKO 3 (12) 1984–06–20 23x15px Hato Rey Won WBC Continental Americas
light-middleweight title.
Win 18–0 23x15px JJ Cottrell TKO 5 (10)
2:57
1984–05–16 23x15px Showboat Hotel and Casino,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 17–0 23x15px Eddie Gazo KO 2 (10)
0:36
1984–03–17 23x15px Hiram Bithorn Stadium,
San Juan
Win 16–0 23x15px Carlton Brown TKO 1 (10) 1983–01–20 23x15px Felt Forum,
New York City, New York
Win 15–0 23x15px Jeff Nelson TKO 3 (10)
2:31
1983–10–15 23x15px James L. Knight Convention Center,
Miami, Florida
Win 14–0 23x15px David Plowden KO 3 (10) 1983–06–25 23x15px Roberto Clemente Coliseum,
San Juan
Win 13–0 23x15px Reinaldo Roque TKO 1 (10) 1983–05–18 23x15px Dunes Hotel,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 12–0 23x15px Jake Torrance TKO 5 (10) 1983–03–06 23x15px Harrah's Marina Resort Casino,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 11–0 23x15px Dominic Fox KO 2 (10) 1983–02–19 23x15px Hato Rey
Win 10–0 23x15px Mack Heimbaugh TKO 4 (8) 1982–11–17 23x15px St. Joseph, Missouri
Win 9–0 23x15px Miguel Sepulveda TKO 3 (8)
0:24
1982–08–18 23x15px Hiram Bithorn Stadium,
San Juan
Win 8–0 23x15px Al Cook KO 2 (8)
2:15
1982–06–08 23x15px Miami Beach Convention Hall,
Miami Beach, Florida
Win 7–0 23x15px William Page UD 6 1982–03–20 23x15px Playboy Hotel and Casino,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 6–0 23x15px Dario de Asa KO 3 (8) 1981–09–26 23x15px Miami Beach Convention Center,
Miami Beach, Florida
Win 5–0 23x15px Edwin Rodriguez KO 1 (6) 1981–08–15 23x15px San Juan
Win 4–0 23x15px Reyes Escalera TKO 3 (6) 1981–05–15 23x15px Saint Thomas
Win 3–0 23x15px Marcelino Flores KO 2 (4) 1981–05–09 23x15px San Juan
Win 2–0 File:Flag placeholder.svg Rafael Ayala KO 1 (4) 1981–03–05 23x15px Trujillo Alto
Win 1–0 23x15px Inocencio Carmona PTS 4 1981–02–02 23x15px San Juan Professional debut.

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Preceded by
Mike McCallum
Vacated
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
21 Nov 1987 – 24 Nov 1990
vacates title
Succeeded by
Gilbert Dele
Preceded by
Roberto Durán
vacated title
WBC Middleweight Champion
24 Nov 1990 – 8 May 1993
Succeeded by
Gerald McClellan
Preceded by
Gerald McClellan
vacated title
WBC Middleweight Champion
17 Mar 1995 – 19 Aug 1995
Succeeded by
Quincy Taylor