Clinton Jackson

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Clinton Jackson
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Sheriff
NationalityUnited States
Born (1954-05-20) May 20, 1954 (age 64)
Evergreen, Alabama
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins25
Wins by KO19
Losses7
Draws0
No contests0

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

Biography[edit]

Born in Evergreen, Alabama, Jackson turned professional 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]

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 an Alabama prison inmate #00154880.[2] According to Sports Illustrated, he was still serving a life sentence as of January 2015.[3]

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.

1976 Olympic results[edit]

Below are the results of Clinton Jackson, an American welterweight boxer who competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics:

  • Round of 32 Received a bye
  • Round of 32: Unanimous win decision (5-0) over Zbigniew Kicka of Poland
  • Round of 16: Defeated (KO 1) Wesly Felix of Haiti
  • Quarterfinal: Lost decision (3-2) to Pedro Gamarro of Venezuela

Professional 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.Jackson has an upcoming parole hearing set for September 2016.

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