Clinton Jackson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Clinton Jackson
Statistics
Real name Clinton Jackson
Nickname(s) The Sheriff
Nationality United States
Born (1954-05-20) May 20, 1954 (age 60)
Nashville, Tennessee
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 32
Wins 25
Wins by KO 19
Losses 7
Draws 0
No contests 0

Clint Jackson (born May 20, 1954 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former American boxer, who competed on behalf of the U.S. in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Amateur[edit]

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • 1974 National AAU Welterweight Champion
  • 1974 National Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
  • 1975 National AAU Welterweight Champion
  • 1975 National Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
  • 1975 Pan American Games Welterweight Champion
  • 1976 National AAU Welterweight Champion
  • 1976 National Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
  • 1976 United States Olympic representative at Welterweight
  • 1977 National AAU Light Middleweight champion
  • 1978 National AAU Welterweight runner-up, losing to Roger Leonard.

Olympic results[edit]

Pro[edit]

Jackson turned pro in 1979 but never achieved the results that he had as an amateur. He failed to win a fight against any significant opposition, and lost decisions to notables pros James Shuler, Sumbu Kalambay, and Buster Drayton. Jackson retired after a knockout win in October 1985.[1]

Troubles outside the ring[edit]

In 1989, Jackson, a former sheriff's deputy, was convicted of kidnapping an Alabama banker in an extortion scheme, in which he demanded US$9,000. In 1992, an Associated Press article reported that Jackson was serving a life sentence in a Tennessee prison.[2] According to Sports Illustrated, he was still serving a life sentence as of July 2006.[3]

  • According to a 1975 SI article, Jackson had to reportedly straighten out Michael Dokes for Dokes' cockiness, in and out of the ring.

Professional boxing record[edit]

25 Wins (19 knockouts, 6 decisions), 7 Losses (2 knockouts, 5 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 2-14-1 United States Gary "Boxing" Jones KO 3 04/10/1985 Wisconsin Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 17-0 United States Don "Cowboy" Shiver UD 10 07/03/1985 Florida Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 25-36-2 United States Johnny Heard TKO 4 16/02/1985 Illinois VFW Hall, Dixon, Illinois, United States
Loss 32-1-1 Italy Sumbu Kalambay PTS 8 10/12/1984 France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Bercy, France
Loss 10-23-2 United States Sammy Floyd PTS 8 28/08/1984 Alabama Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Loss 18-0 United States James "Black Gold" Shuler PTS 12 17/01/1984 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States NABF Middleweight Title.
Loss 14-6-1 United States Buster Drayton TKO 2 12/05/1983 Tennessee Bristol, Tennessee, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:20 of the second round.
Win 23-15 United States Homer Jackson KO 1 09/12/1982 Florida Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 23-14-4 United States J.J. Cottrell KO 10 30/11/1982 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12-2-2 United States Wilbur Henderson UD 10 04/11/1982 New Jersey Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 15-1 United States Robbie Sims PTS 10 16/10/1982 New Jersey Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-4 United States James "The Heater" Coleman KO 1 25/07/1982 Georgia (U.S. state) Savannah, Georgia, United States
Loss 14-2-1 United States Frank "The Animal" Fletcher UD 12 20/06/1982 New Jersey Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 5-7, 3-8, 4-7.
Win 11-7-1 United States Al Clay KO 1 07/04/1982 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 5-11 United States Willie Ray Taylor KO 1 26/03/1982 Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 7-16-1 United States Clifford Wills KO 4 10/03/1982 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 15-9-1 United States Mario Maldonado KO 8 17/12/1981 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-7 United States Roosevelt Moss KO 1 27/11/1981 Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 4-2 United States Bruce "The Truce" Thompson KO 3 21/11/1981 Oregon Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 13-4 United States Jerry Holly UD 10 27/10/1981 Florida Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 6-1 United States Bruce "The Truce" Johnson UD 10 08/09/1981 Florida Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 7-0-1 United States Tony "R&B" Braxton TKO 9 07/05/1981 New Jersey Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10-4 United States Ken Heflin KO 2 15/02/1981 Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 12-8-1 United States Mauricio Aldana KO 7 26/12/1980 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17-5-1 United States "Sugar" Ray Hammond UD 10 01/08/1980 Nevada Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 23-15-1 United States Zip Castillo KO 3 09/05/1980 Tennessee Tennessee State Fairgrounds arena, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 78-19-1 United States Jimmy Heair KO 9 31/03/1980 Tennessee Stokley Athletics Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 0-8-1 United States James "Hard" Knox KO 1 08/03/1980 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 7-6-1 United States Larry Rayford KO 7 30/11/1979 Louisiana Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 2-0 United States Larry "Mousey" Martin KO 2 30/10/1979 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 2-1 United States "Little" Jimmy Wallace KO 2 28/08/1979 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 1-0 United States Rafael Corona PTS 4 03/08/1979 California Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santiago, Antonio (2006-07-25). "Boxing Looks Back at Former Junior Middleweight Contender Clint Jackson". RingsideReport.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Unknown title: news wire report for conviction". Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. 1989-06-30. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Boxing: A Flurry of Punch Lines". Sports Illustrated. 2006-07-03. 

External links[edit]