Jackson Brothers Punch their Way to Victory in Paradise
On Wednesday, April 25, at the Marin Center in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and co-promoter Lesley Commission of 340 Boxing Promotions presented “Boxing in Paradise V” to a sold-out crowd, who didn’t go home disappointed.
Fighting in the night’s main event before a hometown crowd, John “The Rock” Jackson (13-0, 12 KOs) son of former world champion Julian Jackson, defended his WBC Youth World Light Middleweight Championship and spoiled the undefeated record of Mexico’s Jesus Selig (14-1-1, 9 KOs) via TKO 3 (1:33).
Selig was the second consecutive undefeated fighter to be steamrolled by 23-year-old Jackson, who seems destined to pick up where his power-punching father left off.
In the main supporting bout, older brother Julius “The Chef” Jackson (13-0, 9 KOs) successfully defended his USNBC Super Middleweight Title with a TKO 2 (3:00) over Durrell Richardson (13-5, 5 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio.
Both brothers were 2008 Olympians and both have been nothing but impressive throughout their brief but explosive professional careers.
On the undercard, St. Croix super middleweight Clarence “The Shockah,” Joseph (1-0, 1 KO) spoiled the pro debut of Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Anduro (0-1) by TKO 1 (0:55); while his brother, super middleweight Austin Joseph, won by TKO 1 (1:52) over Pembroke Pines, Florida’s Adam Schwartz (0-2).
Julian Jackson’s nephew, undefeated Samuel “The Rock City Cobra” Rogers had his scheduled fight scratched at the last minute due to visa issues for his opponent.