Phil Jackson (boxer)

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Phil Jackson
Statistics
Real name Phil Jackson
Nickname(s) The Enforcer
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Reach 79 in (201 cm)
Nationality United States American
Born (1964-05-11) May 11, 1964 (age 53)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 58
Wins 44
Wins by KO 38
Losses 13
Draws 0
No contests 1

Phil Jackson (born May 11, 1964) is a retired professional heavyweight boxer, best known for challenging Lennox Lewis for the WBC Heavyweight Title in 1994.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Jackson was the heavyweight alternate on the 1988 United States Olympic team

Pro career[edit]

Known as "The Enforcer", Jackson began his career in 1988 on a tear, winning his first 25 fights mostly by KO, setting up a bout with hard-punching Canadian top contender Razor Ruddock in 1992. Ruddock dominated, and Jackson was knocked down once in the 3rd, and once in the 4th, staying down for the 10 count.[1] He then won his next five fights to set up the fight in 1994 with Lewis.[1]

Lewis received a lot of flak for the fight, given Jackson's loss to Ruddock who had lost to Lewis towards the end of his career. Jackson was Top 10 in the Ring Magazine at the time but boxing insiders remained sceptic. The fight was shown on HBO and was unimpressive, with Lewis plodding after Jackson en route to an 8th round TKO.[2][3]

In 1995 his career began to sputter as he slipped to a journeyman. He lost bouts against future contenders Chris Byrd,[2] Brian Nielsen, and Jeremy Williams. In 1998 he beat Alex Stewart, setting up a shot at a fringe belt in 1999 against Monte Barrett. Barrett won easily, and Jackson went on to lose to a "who's who" list of heavyweight contenders, including Fres Oquendo, Wladimir Klitschko, Larry Donald, Derrick Jefferson, and Dominick Guinn. The loss to Guinn in 2004, a fight in which Guinn knocked Jackson out in twenty-three seconds, was Jackson's last bout.

He retired with a record with 44-13 with 38 knockouts.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (38 knockouts, 6 decisions), 13 Losses (7 knockouts, 6 decisions), 1 No Contest [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 24-1 United States Dominick "The Southern Disaster" Guinn KO 1 24/07/2004 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Jackson knocked out at 0:23 of the first round.
Win 22-35-2 United States Garing "Freight Train" Lane UD 6 24/10/2003 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 15-8 United States Brian "Big Man" Nix UD 6 21/04/2002 Nevada Laughlin, Nevada, United States 54-60, 55-59, 55-59.
Loss 24-3-1 United States Derrick "D-Train" Jefferson UD 10 16/02/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 90-100, 91-99, 91-99.
Win 7-3 United States Nick Nurse UD 6 25/05/2001 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 37-1-1 United States Larry "The Legend" Donald KO 5 25/05/2000 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Jackson knocked out at 2:28 of the fifth round.
Loss 29-1 Ukraine Wladimir "Dr. Steel Hammer" Klitschko KO 2 12/11/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Jackson knocked out at 1:59 of the second round.
Loss 14-0 United States Fres "The Big O" Oquendo UD 10 12/09/1999 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 19-0 United States Monte Barrett UD 12 03/04/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 110-118, 111-117, 110-118.
Win 26-5 Haiti Ray Anis TKO 2 03/12/1998 Mississippi Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:55 of the second round.
Win 42-7 Jamaica Alex "The Destroyer" Stewart UD 10 24/07/1998 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Win 19-2-2 United States Gerard Jones TKO 2 29/05/1998 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:45 of the second round.
Win 7-7 United States Bryant "Special K" Smith TKO 5 27/03/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:45 of the fifth round.
Loss 31-1 United States Keith "The Fighting Knight" McKnight UD 10 02/10/1997 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 28-2 United States Jeremy "Half Man-Half Amazing" Williams KO 1 25/02/1997 California Long Beach, California, United States Jackson knocked out at 1:25 of the first round.
Win 19-3 United States Sonny Barch KO 1 02/11/1996 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 15-13-1 United States Harry "Heatwave" Daniels TKO 1 24/08/1996 Georgia (U.S. state) Valdosta, Georgia, United States
Win 26-17-1 United States Eddie Gonzales KO 4 29/07/1996 Florida Hallandale, Florida, United States
Win 1-16 United States Jack Jackson TKO 2 15/06/1996 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Loss 25-0 Denmark "Super" Brian Nielsen TKO 6 29/03/1996 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark IBO World Heavyweight Title.
Loss 13-0 United States Chris "Rapid Fire" Byrd UD 12 21/11/1995 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States WBU International Heavyweight Title. 109-119, 109-119, 109-119.
Win 8-16 United States Larry Davis TKO 2 08/09/1995 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
No Contest 0-5 United States Alvin Ellis NC 1 22/08/1995 North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Win 5-12-1 United States Krishna Wainwright TKO 3 22/07/1995 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 11-4-1 United States Martin Foster TKO 8 01/11/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9-7 United States Art Card TKO 4 08/09/1994 Florida Davie, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:35 of the fourth round.
Loss 24-0 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis TKO 8 06/05/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBC World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:35 of the eighth round.
Win 26-16-1 United States Eddie Gonzales UD 10 04/12/1993 Texas Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 13-8 United States Mike "The Duke" Dixon TKO 5 24/08/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 22-5 United States Lawrence "Poncho" Carter TKO 3 22/06/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 0-9 United States Terry Miller KO 1 24/04/1993 North Carolina Forest City, North Carolina, United States
Win 13-24-2 United States Danny Wofford TKO 4 30/03/1993 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 26-3-1 Canada Donovan "Razor" Ruddock KO 4 26/06/1992 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States IBC World Heavyweight Title. Jackson knocked out at 2:12 of the fourth round.
Win 7-2 United States Everett "The Tornado" Mayo TKO 3 25/04/1992 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 13-43-2 United States Frankie Hines KO 1 28/03/1992 North Carolina Forest City, North Carolina, United States
Win 14-21-1 United States Melvin Epps TKO 5 13/12/1991 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 10-9 United States Carl "Little Truth" Williams TKO 5 14/09/1991 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20-2 United States Tony Willis TKO 5 11/06/1991 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:57 of the fifth round.
Win 5-14 United States Lynwood Jones KO 1 23/05/1991 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 22-7 United States Jeff Sims TKO 4 07/04/1991 Florida Ocala, Florida, United States
Win 8-7-1 United States William "K.O." Morris TKO 8 19/02/1991 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 20-3 United States Olian "Baby O" Alexander KO 1 14/12/1990 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States IBC World Heavyweight Title.
Win 12-4 United States Bobby Collins KO 8 28/08/1990 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States Collins knocked out at 2:04 of the eighth round.
Win 15-5 United States Alvino "Killer" Manson TKO 2 26/06/1990 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:07 of the second round.
Win 2-3 United States William Knorr KO 1 01/06/1990 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Knorr knocked out at 1:40 of the first round.
Win 6-1 United States David Nall TKO 2 18/04/1990 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 2-11 United States Ricardo Spain KO 3 10/04/1990 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Spain knocked out at 2:20 of the third round.
Win 0-11 Nicaragua Lino Cajina TKO 2 23/03/1990 Florida Homestead, Florida, United States
Win 0-4 United States Gerald Brown KO 1 19/03/1990 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 19-7-1 United States Jesse Shelby TKO 5 16/02/1990 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:43 of the fifth round.
Win 8-6-1 United States Danny Wofford TKO 5 24/01/1990 Florida Hallandale, Florida, United States
Win 1-3 United States David "Quinn" Robinson TKO 1 26/10/1989 Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win -- United States John Ford TKO 1 08/09/1989 Florida Hialeah, Florida, United States
Win 3-14-1 United States Joe Adams TKO 4 03/07/1989 Kansas Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 6-3 United States Eddie Blackwell KO 2 22/04/1989 Kansas Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win -- United States Lionel "The Train" Butler PTS 4 24/02/1989 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 1-0 United States Russell Watson TKO 6 04/02/1989 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 3-3 United States "Smooth" Wendell Everett UD 4 09/12/1988 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kram, Mark (1994) "Lewis, Jackson Both Fighting For Respect", philly.com, May 6, 1994. Retrieved August 5, 2016
  2. ^ a b Williams, Luke G. (2014) Boxiana Volume 1: An Anthology of New Boxing Writing, Matador, ISBN 978-1784620677, p. 123
  3. ^ Mercante, Arthur (2006) Inside the Ropes, McBooks Press, ISBN 978-1590131268, p. 225
  4. ^ Derby, Kevin (2015) "Heavyweights Lead the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015", Sunshine State News, January 11, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2016

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