Their father, Julian, was a special kind of puncher who compiled one of the most spectacular career KO catalogues in the history of boxing, but unfortunately Julius and John Jackson seem destined to feature more prominently in the highlight reels of others.
John is a decent fighter and possesses plenty of pop, but he is best known for a 2014 one-punch KO loss to Andy Lee. The younger Jackson brother actually looked on the verge of scoring a stoppage of his own in the fifth round of that fight, however as he piled on the pressure, a shaky Lee ended matters suddenly with a brutal counter-right-hook.
More recently, in May, John was destroyed by Jermell Charlo in the eighth round of a super-welterweight contest.
On Friday night, Julius was also the victim of a spectacular knockout. The 28-year-old dominated the early action against heavy-handed Maryland native Jerry Odom, but a single crushing right-hand in the third round undid all that good work and left the 2008 Olympian in a scrambled mess on the canvas. Jackson struggled bravely to ascend to his feet, but the referee correctly called a halt to the super-middleweight contest.
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This was Julius’ second stoppage defeat in a row, having lost to Jose Uzcategui in October of last year.