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Meet Julian Jackson
Julian Jackson (born September 12, 1960, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a retired professional boxer and former three-time world champion in the light-middleweight and middleweight divisions. Known as “The Hawk”, Jackson is considered to be one of the hardest pound-for-pound punchers in history, and is ranked #25 on Ring Magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time.
Jackson won his first belt (WBA title) in November 1987 against Korean In-Chul Baek, winning in three rounds. 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.
He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jackson not only boasts an impressive boxing career that many Virgin Islanders grew up watching, but he is also responsible for the continuation of boxing as a sport in the Territory.
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