Meet the Chef
Julius “the Chef” Jackson, son of three time World Champion and Boxing Hall of Famer Julian “the Hawk” Jackson was born August 1, 1987 in St Thomas, Virgin Islands. Jackson lived the majority of his life in St Thomas. Jackson began his amateur boxing career at the age of 13 and was a three time amateur boxing champ. After an impressive performance at qualifiers in Guatemala, Julius joined the ranks of some of the finest athletes in the world at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. After the Olympics, Jackson transitioned into the professional boxing world in the Super Middleweight category and has started his climb to the top. Tonight marks Jackson’s 16 fight and continues the momentum of what has been an extremely promising start to his professional career. At the Boxing in Paradise 5 on April 25th, 2012 Jackson won the title of WBC (USNBC) Super Middleweight Champion. Julius also won his most recent bout in Boxing in Paradise 6 by first round KO. In September 2012, Julius was tapped to be sparring partner to boxing great Sergio Martinez, in preparation for the highly anticipated fight between Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Months later, Jackson was chosen a second time as Martinez’s sparring partner, accompanying him to training in Spain.
Outside of the ring, Jackson, who graduated from the Florida Culinary Institute in 2008, is an accomplished chef (hence the nickname). When he’s not boxing, he’s most likely in the kitchen and is well-known for his knockout wings that won the 2012 St Thomas King of the wing competition. Jr Julian Jackson to the International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Canastota, NY where his father was being honored. Julius had two media workouts and signed countless autographs for the many fans who braved the rainy weather.