Jackson vs. Nelson 12/20/14

Julius Jackson stays unbeaten, stops Jonathan Nelson in ninth round

By Scott Christ | badlefthook.com

Julius Jackson relied on his power tonight, and it served him well, as he stopped Jonathan Nelson in nine rounds.

Super middleweight prospect Julius “The Chef” Jackson, the son of Julian Jackson, stayed undefeated tonight on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, stopping Jonathan Nelson in the ninth round of their TV opener from Shelton, Washington.

Jackson scored a knockdown in about 30 seconds of the first round, after blasting Nelson with big shots that came as a result largely of Nelson’s own reckless offense. Referee Jack Reiss seemed to give Nelson extra time to recover, asking at the count of eight, “Are you getting up?” Nelson did get up, and it’s arguable that this allowed him to stay in the fight.

For the next four rounds, Jackson was in control, landing plenty of power shots, as Nelson seemed to have some trouble recovering from the heavy blows of round one, appearing a bit glassy-eyed and possibly even concussed. But Jackson showed signs of vulnerability here and there, not from Nelson doing much well offensively, but from his own indifference to defense.

That finally came back to bite Jackson in the sixth round, when Nelson unleashed a handful of strong right hands that landed and put “The Chef” on the retreat for the first time in the bout. But in round seven, Jackson went back to imposing his will, stemming the tide, and in round eight, he scored a heavy knockdown late in the round. That led to Nelson’s corner asking if the fighter wanted to continue between rounds, and referee Jack Reiss showed concern, as well, noting that Nelson’s output was dropping and he was failing to protect himself.

The corner bit set up Reiss to stop the fight at the first sign of trouble in round nine, and he did, calling it off when Nelson was wobbled early with another hard shot.

Jackson (19-0, 15 KO) still has a long way to go if he’s going to be a serious super middleweight contender, but the 27-year-old has good power, he’s long, and he’s tall at 6’2″. Offensively, he has a killer instinct. Defensively, he is indifferent at best, and careless at worst. Tonight, he had a talent edge on Nelson (19-2, 9 KO), and his power was enough to get him through.

Jackson landed 40% of his total shots (186/468), including an astounding 51% of his power punches (120/236). Nelson also landed with good percentages (34% total, 40% power), but wasn’t able to throw enough, landing 68 of 200 total punches.

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John & Julius Jackson Signed with Boxing Adviser Al Haymon

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz and 340 Boxing are announcing that two of the territory’s champion fighters have signed with premiere boxing adviser Al Haymon!

Junior Middleweight contender John Jackson (19-2-0, 15 KOs), and his brother Super Middleweight prospect Julius Jackson (18-0, 14 KOs) both from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and the sons of three time world Champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, have officially inked contracts with Haymon.Julius Jackson

John Jackson is just coming off a unanimous decision win over seasoned veteran Carlos Adan Jerez in Cordoba, Argentina on a Sergio Martinez promoted card. John is currently ranked #5 by the World Boxing Council at 154Lbs. His older brother Julius, is the current WBA Fedebol Super Middleweight Champion and WBC USNBC Super Middleweight Champion. He is also ranked 16th by the WBC, #5 by the IBF, and #9 by the WBA. Julius Jackson will be making his Showtime Boxing debut on December 20th, against Jonathan Nelson in Shelton, Washington.

“I’m very delighted that my boys signed with Al Haymon,” Lewkowicz said. “We have always had a great relationship. I believe this is the best thing.”

“This is like adding the final and very important piece to a puzzle,” said Lesley Comissiong, Managing Partner at 340 Boxing, added Wednesday. “We are honored to be a part of the Haymon team, and this means only great things for our fighters,” she added.

Haymon’s vast stable continues to grow. He has at least 75 fighters under contract and some estimate his stable in excess of 100 fighters — including, of course, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Andrien Bronner and World Champion Danny Garcia.

“This relationship will mean a bright future for John and Julius,” Comissiong added. “Hopefully, World Championship opportunities will be in the near future for both fighters.”

Dec. 20 card to air on Showtime Extreme

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Interim featherweight titlist Jesus Cuellar (25-1, 19 KOs) facing Ruben Tamayo (25-4-4, 17 KOs) on Dec. 20 on a Goossen Promotions card at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington, will top a four-fight telecast that will air on Showtime Extreme (9 p.m. ET/PT).

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The specific bout lineup for the quadrupleheader, featuring Al Haymon-advised fighters in each fight, was also announced.

In the co-feature, Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KOs), the younger brother of junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson, will take on Yakubu Amidu (21-5-2, 19 KOs) in the 10-round junior welterweight match.

Junior middleweight prospect Julian Williams (17-0-1, 10 KOs) will face Edgar Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) in a 10-round bout, and in the 10-round opener, super middleweight Julius Jackson (18-0, 14 KOs) will fight Jonathan Nelson (19-1, 9 KOs).

Among the notable boxers who will appear on the non-televised part of the card, featherweight Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs) will fight for the first time since he was easily beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko in a vacant featherweight world title bout on June 21. Russell will face Christopher Martin (28-4-3, 9 KOs), who has lost two of his past three fights, in a 10-rounder.